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    My new toy

    Had this made for me from someone that has the mold to do it. I brought him 40lbs. of lead weight to make me this 28 WFD implement. I also gave him the metal for the handle on this from taking a hacksaw to a tricep bar from my home gym. I love the feel of this. I had a plate loaded homemade one before and this feels completely different much more like the real competition implement. I can get a really good grip on that handle as well. I painted it red to protect from some of the lead exposure but that gets beat up with use so I'll have to recoat it every now and then.


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    Very nice!

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    Impressive!
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    Wow, great toy. Just don't drop it on your foot

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    You can sure keep the neighborhood kids off you lawn with that!

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    Does they come in any other colours????

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    A fine example of a home made implement! Ryan, are you or any of the other boys gonna make it west for Portland, Enumclaw or Kelso games?

    James

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    Man, that's pretty cool.

    The weight throw was my favorite of the events when I tried them out. Unfortunately, I was too old when I first give it a go (just a "caln challenge" familiarization attempt) to ever try to compete.

    Just looking at it, I thought it would be like throwing a discus which I had done as a bou athelete. But it was nothing like that!
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    I finally broke down and made a decent 28'er.

    I went online and looked up the weights for different diameters of steel rod. I figured out exactly how much 4.5 inch and 5 inch rod it would take to make up a weight of 25.5 pounds. I had the local metal guy cut a (roughly) 4.75 inch piece of 5 inch rod, then took it over to the welders next door to weld a little flange on the top of it. Then I took it home and drilled a 5/16th inch hold through that flange.

    One 5/16th anchor shackle, two quick links, one 3/8ths inch shackle, and a $22 D handle from the Old Celt and I'm stylin' for about half the price of a "real" weight. It's about 27.75 pounds, so within competition tolerances, and it's 17 inches from the end of the weight to the outer end of the handle.....rules say no more than 18 inches.

    It beats the heck out of stacked plates, but then the stacked plates are adjustable, so if you want to throw a few pounds heavy, for strength....or a few pounds light, for form, you can do it.

    Anyway, that's a nice looking weight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgorley View Post
    A fine example of a home made implement! Ryan, are you or any of the other boys gonna make it west for Portland, Enumclaw or Kelso games?

    James
    I'm planning on Enumclaw, I just have to amp up my numbers a little bit to get an invitation....or rather, an OK is more like it.

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