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Project by Fchilly posted 08-08-2019 04:10 PM 521 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All,

This is a project I designed and built for a Gym I workout at. The idea was to organize bumper plates and provide a place to rest in-between sets.

Designed using Fusion 360, and built in my Garage.

The approximate outside dimensions: H 19” x L 57” x D 18”

Each divider is fit into a wrapping groove. The pipe was originally meant to hold the plates in place but evolved into mostly protecting the plywood edge while loading/unloading plates.

-- Fchilly





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 08-08-2019 07:25 PM

If plates are weighted differently it sure helps with that problem of the plate you want, being buried. Always nice to find a place to sit too. Folks get testy if you sit to relax on the lifting bench.

Any feedback from other lifters yet? Generally gym rats have no problem telling you whats on their mind.

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Blackberry

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#2 posted 08-09-2019 11:23 AM

Looks like it’s a great addition to the gym. Is the whole thing made of 3/4 plywood? Did you use a pattern bit to keep the dividers consistent? Each divider being in its own dado was certainly necessary and undoubtably time consuming. The gym had a need and you had a solution. Nice execution & thanks for sharing

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Fchilly

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#3 posted 08-09-2019 03:33 PM

@SteveN
Surprisingly the only feedback i’ve received has been positive. Its early on, i’m sure something will come to the surface. But i must admit It is nice to have a bench!

@blackberry

Thank you and you’re right, this was time consuming because of those divider dados. The dados took more than 3 hours per bench to make with my router (maybe more) because I don’t own a dado stack, a 1” arbor and a 12” table saw makes a dado stack pricey!

I had to extend my bandsaw table to accommodate the radius jig I needed to make those dividers repeatable. I found the center of the divider and lined it up with the center of the jig and swung it through!

I also made a jig for the pipe running through all dividers, out of scrap i found in the bin

-- Fchilly

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