Introduction: Easy Polo Wrap Wrapper for Horses
Any horse person who has had a horse in need of polo wraps knows the tediousness of wrapping each wrap before and after use. So, I decided to make a device to make it easier. It is extremely easy to make, and only costs about ten dollars. All in all, it takes about an hour and a half to build from start to finish, with the exception of allowing the paint to dry. Also, it is easier to wrap a horse's legs when the wrap is tight and even, which will be made easier by the wrapper.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials!
1. Wood- you will need two pieces of wood, height and width is up to you! I chose five inch wide by about 6 inch tall. You also need a piece of wood for the bottom to connect the sides, the same width as the side pieces, and whatever length you would like(I chose about 10 inches).
2. PVC- you also need two sizes of PVC piping, one being 7/8 of an inch wide(2 inches), the other 3/4 of an inch(16-18 inches long).
3. Scews, pvc cutter, sander, saw, etc.
*All of these items can be bought at Lowes, Home Depot, or any other home improvement store.
Step 2: Making the Sides
1. After you have cut your pieces to their desired size, put them together, one on top of the other, and use a wood drill to make a hole in the middle of the upper half of them. Stop drilling right before it goes all the way through on the second piece. That way, you are guaranteed that the circles will be even on either side.
2. After the circles are made, you can sand the upper corners of the wood to make it more rounded. Be careful to keep the two pieces together (I used tape) so that the corners are even.
Step 3: Fit the PVC
1. Trim the large PVC pipe to one inch thickness (or whatever thickness your board is).
2. Use Loctite glue around the hole in the wood, and slide the PVC into place. Hold it snugly to ensure a tight fit.
3. Repeat with the other side piece.
Step 4: Fasten the Base
1. Place the sides against the base tightly, screw into place with three screws. Be careful to make it even so that it is even.
Step 5: Bend the Pipe!
1. Cut the thinner PVC pipe to about 16 inches.
2. Heat a spot about six inches from one end with a blow torch or lighter to make it possible to bend. Bend it to a 90 degree angle. Leaving enough space for a handle, heat another section and bend ninety degrees again (see picture for reference). Allow each bend to cool completely without moving.
Step 6: Put It Together!
1. Put the long side of the PVC pipe in through the holes in the side pieces.
2. Spray paint, if you would like to! Allow each piece to dry completely before attempting to use!
3.. Congratulations, you are finished!