In this instructable I'll show you how to make one step by step...
Step 1: Materials
For my project at school " The X-swing", you need some materials like:
Rope (use one of 8mm thick and 20 m long)
A small rope
Drill + drill bit that is slightly larger than the rope's width
Wood (multiplex 9mm)
8-form (regulate the length of the rope)
2 sticks (10 cm long - random diameter)
A machine park
And of course you also need a tree.
Step 2: Saw Your Pieces
Take your wood (Multiplex) and cut it down with a length of 62 * 10 cm
(hint: use a circural saw)
To finish you can round off the edges
Step 3: Comfortable Seat
To sit comfortable you can make 4 pieces from a rectangle with a chamfer on 1 side ( longest side shortest side 26.5 - 15 cm)
then you take your wood glue and comfirm them together. (see picture).
wait 24 hours...
Step 4: Confirmation Plank
When you're done with drilling, the next step is confirmation.
Take a wooden bar and go to the wood lathe and rotate it to a selected diameter.
(hint: take a brush stick and use the metal lathe)
When you did that, glue your piece in the enter hole.
For the finishing off you can make a circle of plastic with the same diameter.
Step 5: First Reinforcement
To make my swing stronger, I placed 3 strengthening ribs with e lenght of 45 * 0,9 * 2 cm
Drill a hole on: 5 cm, 22,5 cm and 40 cm ( in all 3)
(If you want you can round the corner)
Then i glued them and fixed them with screws.
wait 24 hours...
Step 6: Take Away
for carrying my rope, I placed 2 sticks now it's possible to wind my rope and carry my swing around with ease
Step 7: Second Reinforcement
For extra strenght:
Glue 2 reinforcement pièces with a dimension (see picture) and screw them tight with screws.
Wait 24 hours...
Step 8: My End Result
After a drop of paint, this is my own (take away) swing...