Pogo Stick DIY

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Save yourself some money and make this awesome toy yourself! Watch the quick instruction video for better details!

Step 1: Materials

Get yourself a piece of pine with the length you prefer. Mine was 60cm. The spring can be purchased but I happened to find one laying around in the garage so I put it to use. Make sure it is strong enough so you can get a decent jump out of it.

Step 2: Drill

Drill a hole for the spring

Step 3: Leg

Make a round 'stick' to attach to the spring and act as the bouncing leg I used maple wood for this part to add durability.

Step 4: Glue

To attach the medal spring to the wooden leg, I mixed wood chips/saw dust with glue and stuffed it in between the spring openings. This method is very sturdy and reliable.

Step 5: Foot Rests

For the foot rests I also used maple wood. I attached it with glue since I couldn't put screws in with all the moving parts inside the pogo stick.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Now sit back and enjoy watching your kids have a good time while counting the money you just saved!

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    oragamiunicorn

    Question 23 days ago on Step 4

    seems like a lot of stress on the glue, I'm wondering if it really needs to be attached at all as it is essentially trapped in the pine stem by the maple stick

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    v1nce_ntoragamiunicorn

    Answer 21 days ago

    It sure is stressful on the glue, but it seems to be holding up pretty good for now. And yes, it does need to be attached, otherwise it would just fall out every time you came up. So the maple stick and the spring need to all be one piece

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    Kink Jarfold

    21 days ago on Step 6

    Ah, Vincent, it brings me back to my youth and the pogo stick my brother and I had. This DIY version is the tops. By the way, great looking workshop, an old barn. Beautiful rustic scenery, too. Where do you live? --Kink--

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    v1nce_ntKink Jarfold

    Reply 21 days ago

    Thanks Kink! Glad you like it:) but the workshop still needs a lot of work and restoration done. It's my dad's old workshop and he doesn't use it much anymore so I'm kind of taking over. But check out my youtube account for more. I post a little more over there. Maybe you'll find something you like:) but I live in a small town in Belarus, right on the border with Ukraine.