Take control of those crowds and paparazzi at your events with your own barriers.
Step 1: End result
OK so my version is not quite as tough as the front page. But it will do our job! I'm making this to help with a kids' run. This barrier will help us keep the "paparazzi parents" back from the finish line.
Step 2: Materials & tools
| MATERIALS || TOOLS |
| 1.50" PVC pipe |
| Scrap Plastic (ie lid to ice cream tub) || Saw |
| Concrete || Drill & Large Bit |
| Duct Tape || Wire Cutters |
| Sandpaper || Pliers |
| Wire – around 10-14 guage || |
| Acetone (optional) || |
Step 3: Tape pvc fitting to bottom of bowl
Step 4: Cover open end of pvc fitting
All the bowls have the fittings taped into them. And also i have cut some plastic discs to sit on top of the pipe openings. Then finally some tape is holding those plastic discs to the fittings. Purpose is so the bottom of the hole is neat when we are done.
Step 5: Prepare some reinforcing wire
Step 6: Place wires into bowl and and cement
I'm not sure if the wire is really recommended - but I thought it might help... The springy shaped wires are in each bowl ready to receive concrete.
Step 7: Remove concrete from molds
Step 8: Insert 36" pvc poles and attach linkage