Pommel horse revisited: How do I construct a pommel horse?
Pommel horse revisited: Assuming that hardware can be obtained, i.e, the core, be circular tubing, solid steel or wood core, hallow construction( example, think of a construction a post using 4 2' x 4', ergo a hallow post), pommel handles, the polyethylene foam, the vinyl or leather covering, the leg supports, be they wood, square or circular tubing, and the necessary tools ( wood/welding) how is a pommel horse made to closely match a regulation pommel horse http://visual.merriam-webster.com/sports-games/gymnastics/gymnastics/pommel-horse.php(not a trainer)?
Answers should include the following: Feel free to add to this list as I am sure it isn't complete in your answer.
Construction materials and hardware used to construct the pommel horse, aside from the aforementioned basics. i.e, use of a solid core like 4 8'x8' posts, a circular tube, or variations to achieve the desired dimensions/
If the design includes the bread loaf taper, how was this achieved?
How the pommels were attached and the hardware used.
If the pommels are fabricated how was this done, but lets assume they will be purchased.
Variations of supporting base structure is acceptable. Answers need to include how supporting base is attached to the horse and what hardware or means of attachment are used.
A. If leg supports are adjustable, by way of circular tubing or square tubing with holes that can be locked into place, are they prefabricated?
a1. How were the adjustable height leg supports constructed. For example, Think of sliding a smaller pipe into lager one, or square tubing for that matter.
a2. How were the legs secured in this configuration to compensate for possible lack of rigidity/support? Clamped
B. If legs or wood and adjustable, how is this achieved and by what means, for instance, drilled holes and wooden dowels or longboats, etc...
Thanks to all those who dive into this. I've searched patents, several hundred search engines and archives and found all but nothing.