Practice gymnastic beam

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Project by loupitou06 posted 09-09-2009 07:25 AM 6974 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,

Build this beam for the daughter of a friend for practice.
Simple lamination of good old 2×6. The surface coming out of my smoother that if convinced the father to not cover the beam with anything.

Now can’t really call that fine woodworking but hey it’s made of wood :)

Thanks for watching,


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#1 posted 09-09-2009 09:16 AM

I think the tricks they do on the beam could be called fine woodworking :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 09-09-2009 12:10 PM

I’d think by now the Olympic committee would show a little compassion and let that thing be made from something a little bit softer, maybe soft plastic or rubber. And why is itso high off the ground , most of the gymnasts are under 4 feet tall anyway, why make them fall so far when the slip.

-- David South FLorida

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#3 posted 09-09-2009 12:29 PM

The beam as to be standard all over the world thus wood being a common material. The height is actually for the judges to clearly see the routine. Nice beam and hope to see that kid in London in 2012.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#4 posted 09-09-2009 03:19 PM

Better get some foam pads under the beam before she uses it very much. I’d hate to see her have an accident that could have been prevented.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 09-09-2009 03:32 PM

How the heck does she do that? I think I would be on the floor with a dislocated shoulder about 1 second after that picture.

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#6 posted 09-09-2009 04:13 PM

I would have trouble standing on that and she is doing a hand stand…

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 09-10-2009 02:38 AM

Pierre, nice work

Making it for your daughter to use in the house, PRICELESS

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#8 posted 08-24-2011 04:50 AM

I could do that!


Then there would be a thump.

And sirens.

And an ambulance ride.

Nice work!

-- Scott, Austin-Texas...

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#9 posted 04-03-2012 01:06 PM

I’m a part time gymnastics coach and this project is great! parents are always asking me where to get a beam and now I can tell them to make one. Is this laminated with just glue, or are there screws also?
Thanks for posting.
PS. tell her “nice form”.

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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