82” piece b. 1. When fastening cable clamps, I found that I could make the clamps very tight by using a pair of pliers along with a socket wrench. If the pulley is rated at 420lbs, could you get a pulley rated higher in order to get beyond the 300lbs? Note: I used a scrap that I had left over, that is why mine is in 2 pieces vs. the one 9.25" piece in the photo. 4 Flat washers 3/8-16 Grade 8 (Item #136056, $1.09/pack) 7. Place the end of the 62.5” 2x10 board on top of it, dead center, and then put two 12” 2x10 on either side (refer to photo) Use 5 2.5” screws per board to fasten down the 12” boards, and 4 screws for the 62.5” board. Now you can remove the 12” board and screw the assembly on to the 6’ board. This reduces the need for additional equipment saving you space, time and money. 7 Best Cable Crossover Machines For Home Gym (2020 Reviews) When using this machine, do not jerk the weights up when you start a rep, and do not let the weights slam down after finishing a set. 16' of 3/16" steel cable, 740lb rating (Item #348184, $0.58/foot) cut into the following pieces: a. Take each 9” piece of cable and, folding it in half, fasten the ends together with a cable clamp. In order for me to really switch things up, I have to make a conscious effort. While I am in engineering, my background is in electrical - I am not a structural engineer. I’ve found that it’s so easy to get into a gym routine, and use the same tools for the same things. 82" piece b. 7' piece b. “The cable machine is one of the most versatile and quality pieces of exercise equipment around,” says Justin Roethlingshoefer, CSCS, personal trainer, author, and … Attach stirrup handles to the high pulleys of a cable crossover machine. Stand a metre or so away from the machine and bend your knees slightly. For the tools (drill, saw), make sure you have read the owners manual for your specific tool and know how to use it, and wear the appropriate protective clothing (safety glasses, gloves). Now for the main length of cable. Perfect for beginners all the way up through advanced. Today, per reader India’s request (thank you, India!) For the cable going to the lower pulley, you will need to thread the cable through the pulley before making the loops on each end, since once completed the ends will be too large to go through the pulley. The Cable Machine will be your primary exercise machine: Maybe you don't have the space to get a power rack, bench, a barbell, and racks of dumbbells in your home space. 3" screws, approx. You’re seeing this ad based on the product’s relevance to your search query. Fasten it dead center to the top board using 2 screws from underneath. For this step it helps to have someone to help hold as you screw everything together. Main 6’ board: 1987 lbs 4. It is very important for this step that you drill pilot holes for all screws, since it is extra easy to split the small wood pieces. And at $100 (compared with $500+ for a simple commercial model that does not do as much), it is well within the home bodybuilder’s budget. This step is very simple - just use 3 2.5” screws to fasten the last pulley to the very center of the 33.25” base board. Using a hand saw/circular saw/etc. However, for the wide lateral pull down bar, it was much cheaper to buy one off of Amazon. 1.25" screws, approx. You will need to remove the pin from the pulley so you can get to the center hole. Good stuff!Can I ask - don't you need some "trail" for the dumbbells while they move up and down? Body Solid GDCC250 Deluxe Cable Crossover. Free shipping. This instructable will show how to build a cable exercise machine rated at up to 300lb (420lb-120lb safety margin - see step 11 for rating justification) that allows you to do more than a dozen different exercises. 10-foot long 2"x4" board, cut into the following pieces: (Item #76854, $4.97) a. 2 4" T-hinges (Item #315669, $1.78) 15. The cable machine is a large piece of gym equipment that has adjustable cable pulleys. Measuring tape 4. For the stool, take the remaining 12" piece of 2x10 and all of the 1"x2" boards. 8-foot long 2"x4" board, cut into the following pieces: (Item #46905, $2.47) a. on Introduction. 3 3" 5/8R Satin brass door hinges (Item #308904, $2.17 each) 9. 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