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    how do make stone locks (image heavy)

    One of my friends is really into stone locks (because kettlebells are too... Not traditional..or something) so...


    rather than paying an assload of scratch for these:



    I decide to crank out various ghetto fabulous models in roughly 95, 65, 35 and 25 pounds.

    what follows is a photo essay of the construction with help from emetshamash and looshkin our cat.

    first for the 95 pounder get a cinder block and make a rebar superstructure:



    cross brace the rebar:



    do the dirty:



    pour:



    let set and wrapp handles with tape:



    paint:




    for the 65 pounders we used somewhat different handles that took some doing to bend:



    and we added a wooden form to the top:



    and displaced some cemment with air using a standard sized item....




    they come out like this:



    seek guidence from your god often:



    the little ones came out like this:



    and I made a yippie popsickle with the left overs



    anybody else tried their hands at this?

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    You drink lone star

    that's funny to me


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
    You drink lone star

    that's funny to me
    Well... I'm surrounded by Texans... Must Maintain Cover... must....

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    Is that beard part of the cover as well? I mean we only see a little bit of the . . . beard corona if you will, but it looked like a powerfully texan chin cover.

    This reminds of when I used to work out in my dad's barn by throwing random heavy **** on his block and tackle.
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    actually my beard is big enough that if you handed me a canoue paddle and a knit cap I'd be in vermont

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    ah, but do you find life to be a funny funny riddle/have cakes on the griddle?

    Seriously, the only thing I see in the commercial product that makes it worth paying for is maybe a more forgiving handle.


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    Those are pretty sweet stone locks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
    Seriously, the only thing I see in the commercial product that makes it worth paying for is maybe a more forgiving handle.
    the handle on the comercial product is smooth stone.... and they charge $300 for a pair of thoose things. chiseled granite.

    seriously I'm not a TCMA grappler so I've not actually been doing the traditional excercises with them... so I dont know how much my handles would forgive me for **** like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddnosDhAQos

    or this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMlVUcNQIhE

    but getting it production down so I could crank out a complete set of the weekend with a school logo on each or something similiar would be nice.

    I'm also trying to find some techinique specific excercises for these for jits.

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    Northern Afghanistan (Bactria), late 3rd-early 2nd millennium B.C.
    Chlorite
    Saw this at the L.A. County Museum of Art not too long ago; bit blurry due to the low light in the antiquities section, but you get the idea.

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    billy, can you provide a sense of scale, in any sense of scale?

    i'm WAY too proud of that sentence.

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