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    On another forum they are discussing these Crazy horses https://www.thecrazyhorsedbackolly.com/videos.html they look like a great way to save your back
    As a cheap, guy I really don't want to spend $100.00US for the kit and then supply my own lumber. It is really pretty simple to buil yur own but what material would be best for the top? I was thinking maybe a rubber ball cut in half. Any other ideas?
    Jerome
    Canada's South Coast

    Port Colborne On.
    Every loaf of bread is a tragic tale of grains that could've become beer.......but didn't....
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    Re: DIY Crazy horse

    That’s clever as hell

    what about a toilet plunger

    nothing wrong with cheap. Life is expensive. Hobbies are more expensive

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    • #3

      Re: DIY Crazy horse

      Gotta lathe. Turn a sphere out of a soft wood.

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      • #4

        Re: DIY Crazy horse

        Jerome do you have a third hand? They even pump up and down.
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        • #5

          Re: DIY Crazy horse

          Originally posted by Rusty View Post
          Jerome do you have a third hand? They even pump up and down.
          What is a third hand?
          Jerome
          Canada's South Coast

          Port Colborne On.
          Every loaf of bread is a tragic tale of grains that could've become beer.......but didn't....

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          • #6

            Re: DIY Crazy horse

            Looks like a stump sitting on a piece of plywood with three casters would also work.
            Egon
            from
            The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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            • #7

              Re: DIY Crazy horse

              What about starting with an old office chair. Extend the shaft and take some foam from the seat and glue it to a ball or something round or wrap it with elastics.
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              Bob just past Ayr

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              • #8

                Re: DIY Crazy horse

                Here Jerome,

                FastCap Little Hand HD 3rd Hand Support System, Set of 2, 16.5-Inch to 22.8-Inch

                Sorry i couldn't get a link to work.
                Last edited by Rusty; 01-30-2019, 10:06 PM.
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                • #9

                  Re: DIY Crazy horse

                  Here you go Rusty

                  https://www.fastcap.com/product/3rd-hand-hd

                  Have fun and take care
                  Leo Van Der Loo

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                  • #10

                    Re: DIY Crazy horse

                    Thanks for the link but I might as well just buy the kit.
                    Jerome
                    Canada's South Coast

                    Port Colborne On.
                    Every loaf of bread is a tragic tale of grains that could've become beer.......but didn't....

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                    • #11

                      Re: DIY Crazy horse

                      could you mount a whole 4" to 5" rubber ball on a threaded shaft? I don't see the need to cut one in half. It looks like they cast rubber around a threaded insert.
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                      hobby woodworking since 1972

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                      • #12

                        Re: DIY Crazy horse

                        Put on a larger flat top so items could self support themselves.
                        Egon
                        from
                        The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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                        • #13

                          Re: DIY Crazy horse

                          Thanks Leo.

                          Jerome you can use the third hand for other stuff too If you make a horse that will allow you to move it from the horse to wherever you might use one. Obviously you would buy a short one but they are totally adjustable and lock in place too. I use them to position upper cabinets before mounting to the wall. They truly are just like having a third hand and with the rubber top which is 6" x 6" square. The bottom plate screws on so you could actually add a longer threaded rod to gain even further adjustment.

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                          • #14

                            Re: DIY Crazy horse

                            The nice thing about the ball is that you can tilt product to the floor without marring

                            You could however do round plates and cut thick neoprene or better yet, pure gum rubber and let the rubber overhang all around

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                            • #15

                              Re: DIY Crazy horse

                              If any of you guys have a crepe block from lee valley that you use for cleaning sanding belts and cylinders you could use a piece of that.
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