Introduction: Do Try This at Home!
Check out the video for a more detailed instructions, or read on to scratch some surface:)
Step 1: Cut
To start making these stilts, get yourself either some knot-less pine or some birch wood and cut two straight pieces out. Choose the right length for you. Mine are 230cm. The lighter wood you use, the easier it will be to later learn how to walk. Keep in mind that you need these to be durable too, so try to avoid knots in the wood since they can weaken the wood tremendously.
Step 2: Insert Pegs
For the pegs I also used pine wood. I drilled the first set of holes 80cm from the end, and the second pair is 100cm from the other end. Poured some glue on em and knocked them in.
Step 3: Round
Now I rounded out the edges for better grip and weight reduction. You gotta be careful not to take too much off because these things still need to be durable.
Step 4: Start Learning!
It took me about 2-3 days to get good at this. It's definitely harder than it looks! Check out the video to see some of our walking attempts!