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Gymnastic Rings mounting? Answered

I'm trying to think of a good way to mount my wooden rings I made. I'm thinking of something like the design in the photo. Its made of 1" angle iron and square tubing and would be atached to a 12"x6" joist that is visible in my house. The metal is welded together Through the hole in the bottom  would put an eyebolt and bolt it in. I welded a nut to a large washer for the support under the tubing and I would use a washer and two nuts on top to help prevent it from loostening. I'm thinking of using lock tight on the nuts. Any suggestions? If I should post more views tell me and I'll render more views. I'm not going to be doing anything crazy, like giants or bails, mainly strength, like crosses and planches/?multicies?.



7 years ago

It seems like overkill to me. Why not just put two 3/8" shank lag eyes into the beam?

I would worry about any welds holding up to repetitive stress over time.

If author really wanted it wouldn't be a stretch to have a 6 inch wide clevis type device that bolted through the beam- but you don't want to remove too much material from the beam.

I was originialy thinking of that, I was just worried about aligning the bolts when drilling the holes.

only one hole drilled, 6 inches long, and one bolt goes through it. Take the others advice and use the lag bolts.

Its hard for me to get my parents to let me drill a hole in it and I want to do a welding project.

My thoughts too, except I would use 1/2" x 6" lag eye screws. A 12" x 6" beam is beefy enough to easily hold them.