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Old 07-08-2015, 01:15 PM
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Looks really nice lowpolyjoe. How sturdy can you possibly build the frame that mounts it to the wall?

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I have never tried, but I'd be sceptical of having a rubber or some such absorber as the complete solution to vibration. I rekon a rock solid mount is the key, and possibly then the absorber may help, but you also want a fast rebound which comes when the board doesn't wobble whatsoever..

Thanks a lot.

I may rebuild my framing to make it more sturdy... I was working on 2 projects at once and I sort of lost my way on this build.

Maybe i'll try with and without rubber insulation padding and report back...

I definitely want fast rebound so wobble reduction is a big deal
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Old 07-08-2015, 01:18 PM
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Looking good!
Might as well stain it and give it 2 or 3 coats of urethane.

Another thought, if you're worried about it warping, mount your old drum to the top of it. It will make it more stout too.

As far as vibration, like seaweed said, build a solid mount and sandbag it.

I added a sandbag to mine and it does make a difference.
I took an old small dufflebag I had laying around, put a large plastic bag inside and filled it with 25lbs of sand.

*A note to others building platforms, you might want to check craigslist for people selling old butcher block tables cheap.
I looked at buying white maple to build one and it was just too expensive.

Thanks for the tips.

I don't think i'll stain the platform, but i'll definitely seal it with something. I like working with Shellac with my other woodworking projects because it doesn't stink, so I may go that route.

Old Butcher block would be great - buying maple hardwood to build your own definitely gets expensive.
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Old 07-08-2015, 03:38 PM
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Hey lowpolyjoy!

Nice work so far! What comes to framing i would also think about metal framing If u have opportunity to use welding machine. i made few weeks ago my own setups framing from metal. i think u also get the frame bit heavier than wood (depends what kind of metal u r using ) If u wanna check my profile there is link to post that i made about my homemade platform, maybe u get some ideas playing whit metal dont get me wrong, if u end up using wood thats fine too!
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:12 PM
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Hey lowpolyjoy!

Nice work so far! What comes to framing i would also think about metal framing If u have opportunity to use welding machine. i made few weeks ago my own setups framing from metal. i think u also get the frame bit heavier than wood (depends what kind of metal u r using ) If u wanna check my profile there is link to post that i made about my homemade platform, maybe u get some ideas playing whit metal dont get me wrong, if u end up using wood thats fine too!

Thanks Mirokiuru!


I would love to build something out of metal but I don't have the tools or skills. I really want to learn how to weld but I don't have time or money to put towards *another* hobby
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:16 PM
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Here was the original framing I put together.

I wasn't happy with it, but I wanted to get this contraption hung, so I went forward with it.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:20 PM
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This was the 'adjustable' part of the frame.

Seems like I got lucky and hit the studs with my first effort at hanging it
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:25 PM
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Attached the second part of the frame to the top of the drum, then secured it with screws from the side of the wall mounted frame. It was not very sturdy so I added an additional support screwed to the front of the drum frame and the top of the wall frame.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:34 PM
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No sand handy, so I threw a 30lb bag of cat litter on the frame.

I'm kind of disappointed. It's more rigid than the Everlast stand platform but not nearly as rigid as I hoped. It also transfers quite a bit of vibration to the floor above.

I think I need a few more screws to secure the top frame to the drum. And once I can get some sand that should help also.

Best part is that I could take down the everlast stand, which cleared up a ton of space in my gym room.

Guess I can't complain since it was all free materials I had on hand. I've got some ideas on another frame system that should be more rigid - might take me a while before I'm ambitious enough to start another build
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Old 07-15-2015, 04:38 AM
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You may need an angle support, That should help with vibration.
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Old 07-15-2015, 04:58 AM
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Translation- utilization of some triangulation adaptation with the anticipation of vibration absorption minimization from your creation into your accommodation providing alleviation to your situation.

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