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04-15-2009, 10:16 AM
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Building your own Russian Box?

I don't have enough money to buy myself one of those already made Russian boxes. How can I make one myself?

I was thinking of buying two pieces of plywood and putting them on a pile of bricks of something. What do you guys think?

I don't want it to be dangerous. I want it to be nice and stable.

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I don't have enough money to buy myself one of those already made Russian boxes. How can I make one myself?

I was thinking of buying two pieces of plywood and putting them on a pile of bricks of something. What do you guys think?

I don't want it to be dangerous. I want it to be nice and stable.

thanks
I'd suggest some sort of framing under the plywood, you don't want it snapping or bending when you land on it.

Just get the dimension's for each plywood platforms, build a 2x4 or 2x2 wood frame for support, then figure the angle to leave them at. Simple wood arms on the ends can make that angle just fine.

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I'd suggest some sort of framing under the plywood, you don't want it snapping or bending when you land on it.

Just get the dimension's for each plywood platforms, build a 2x4 or 2x2 wood frame for support, then figure the angle to leave them at. Simple wood arms on the ends can make that angle just fine.
yeah but one thing though, how the hell do I build a wood frame support? I have no qualifications whatsoever to do this...

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yeah but one thing though, how the hell do I build a wood frame support? I have no qualifications whatsoever to do this...
Dude, can you walk and chew gum at the same time? If so, you can bult a Russian Box.

Here's the plans:
http://web.mac.com/workouts/iWeb/Out...ussianBox.html

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concerning the "do it yourself" one, what can I put under the plywood to make it stable? some pallets or something? that's my problem.

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concerning the "do it yourself" one, what can I put under the plywood to make it stable? some pallets or something? that's my problem.
Rubber matting or flooring. Just nail it to the underside of the box. This will keep the box from moving when you jump. You might feel it give a little, but the rubber matt should grab the flooring to keep this from happening.

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Rubber matting or flooring. Just nail it to the underside of the box. This will keep the box from moving when you jump. You might feel it give a little, but the rubber matt should grab the flooring to keep this from happening.

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ok thanks but what do I nail it to? I have the rubber matting, the two platforms I'm gonna land on, but what am I gonna put to elevate the landing platforms? I also need that to be stable. Do you have any ideas?

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ha! I've never seen a contraption like that before. COOL!

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You don't build Russian box.......Russian box builds YOU!!!

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Not anymore, times have changed since Soviet Russia. Now Russian box takes NHL by storm, meets Russian bucket on a Russian internet dating site... leads NHL in scoring. blah blah

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