Home Made Swing

Introduction: Home Made Swing

Hello, for school, I was assigned to make a homemade swing.

Follow the steps and come to the same result.

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Step 1: Material

To make this swing, you will need 2 things:

- wooden beam (+- 80cm)

- 2x rope (+- 8m)

- 1x little rope (+-2m)

- bag

- weights


- Drill

- Saw

- File brush

- Knife

Step 2: Drill

Drill 4 holes (diameter 11) in the wooden beam (2 each side) on a distance of 3.5cm and 7cm

Step 3: Larger the Outer Holes

Larger the outer holes (diameter 30) and drill 1 cm deep.

Step 4: Slot

Saw from the side a slot (1 cm thick) up to the first hole.

Step 5: File Brush

Work the slot with a nice file brush

Step 6: Big Rope

Stick your rope through the small hole and make sure it does not come loose.

at the other side of te rope, create at different locations (25cm apart) nodules.

Step 7: Little Rope and Bag With Weights

Fill the bag with weights.

Nodule small rope around the bag and close it.

Step 8: Perform

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    3 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Cool swing!

    Can you explain more about the slots on the ends of the seat/beam? What are those for?


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    These serve to pull the rope there through and to confirm the knot in place.

    see step 7, Video 2


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Ah, that's brilliant. My apologies for missing that!