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shortman
29/07/2011
10:21:52 AM
On 28/07/2011 Pat wrote:
>On 28/07/2011 davidn wrote:
>>Looking at marine so AA glue and a/a panels. Why would you go thicker
>>bones? Torsion issues or just general feeling of insecurity?
>
>I can't see why you would need marine grade. I used 17mm, think it was
>C/D. More important is the way it is braced. Phil Box told me not to over
>engineer it and that was the best advice I got - typically hobbyists build
>too heavy. I framed in 100 X 50 hardwood because I had a lot lying around.
>Next time I would use 75X35 pine on edge with no worries. If you want to
>see it built and you're in outer eastern Melb. PM me and you can see it
>built. I also have a device for holding the drill square that sort of works
>like a plunge router so that you can drill all your sheets at once and
>keep the holes perpendicular - which is important for the T nuts. If you
>get to the construction stage, your welcome to loan it too.

I'd like to come and see your woody.

vwills
29/07/2011
11:30:16 AM
Unless its going out in the rain you dont need marine ply. I used 17mm for walls to 20 degrees overhung and 19mm for steeper, but in retrospect I think 17mm all round would be fine.
After 7 years of procrastination I finally built a 10 panel mega woodie last year, starting off with no carpentry experience (or tools) and in a fit of bloody mindedness did it all solo which required some interesting pulley systems, near loss of body parts, and not quite OH&S manouvers to get the roof panels in place. It was great fun, and its still standing. Go for it. I should just use it more....

rodw
29/07/2011
12:14:40 PM
Photos or ya lying Ness.
Duncan
29/07/2011
1:45:21 PM
I think you're being unfair, ODH. Clearly what that gym needed was more vertical stuff.

StuckNut
29/07/2011
3:44:37 PM
Damn.. all this talk of woodies is giving me one.. err.. I mean making me want one.. ahh you know what I mean!?
dalai
29/07/2011
4:06:45 PM
On 24/07/2011 Sabu wrote:
>This is less of a woody and more of a small cave in our humble climbing
>gym at my old high school.

Nice! Although a convex shape rather than concave is better for training - longer climbing surface, horizontal closer to the ground...
kieranl
Online Now
29/07/2011
4:49:26 PM
On 28/07/2011 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>It is a high school climbing gym.
>I reckon Sabu and Steph did well to get past the bureaucratic red tape
>first base, ... so give them some cred ODH!
>☺
Yes it's fairly impressive. Possibly easier to do in a private school than a government one. The wall that Norm Booth got built at Horsham College was always compromised by the limits of the location. Still, the young Abernethys cut their climbing teeth on it Brendan got quite creative with his route setting.I don't think it's used any more though.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
29/07/2011
8:48:23 PM
On 28/07/2011 Sabu wrote:
>You're not taking into account the fact that from where the garbage bins
>are there is a 1.75m step down to the floor of the cave.
>
>BTW in your woodie can you climb from the start of a boulder problem all
>the way through a roof, overhang and onto a 10m face? No? I didn't think
>so..! :P

Hmm. I hadn't realised that from the initial pictures.
~> Even more impressive(!), though I reckon you would need some equally impressive padding (spotters?), on the backbreaker ledge-edge coming out of the cave; either that, or some very nifty belaying with zero slack in the line...

Sabu
30/07/2011
12:09:28 PM
On 29/07/2011 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>On 28/07/2011 Sabu wrote:
>>You're not taking into account the fact that from where the garbage bins
>>are there is a 1.75m step down to the floor of the cave.
>>
>>BTW in your woodie can you climb from the start of a boulder problem
>all
>>the way through a roof, overhang and onto a 10m face? No? I didn't think
>>so..! :P
>
>Hmm. I hadn't realised that from the initial pictures.
>~> Even more impressive(!), though I reckon you would need some equally
>impressive padding (spotters?), on the backbreaker ledge-edge coming out
>of the cave; either that, or some very nifty belaying with zero slack in
>the line...

Yea we're going to have to sort that corner out. We can put bolts in to prevent a swing while low down and may require some nifty belaying/spotting!

vwills
2/08/2011
11:02:19 PM





Well hopefully these piccies will upload. Of course they dont do it justice as it rivals the Opera House in architectural brilliance, and like it still has some way togo to realise its full potential!

rodw
2/08/2011
11:11:26 PM
Nice woody ness...good to see your surgeon skillz coming to the fore

vwills
2/08/2011
11:18:58 PM
when next visiting inlaws you should drop by!
More photos on flickr

www.flickr.com/photos/26624068@N00/

rodw
3/08/2011
8:27:49 AM
We will just have the next Xmas do at your joint.
One Day Hero
4/08/2011
12:07:06 AM
On 26/06/2011 davidn wrote:
>which I've just recalculated at 60 degrees. Is that too much
>for anyone but Lee the hold strangler Cujes and One Skull Crusher Day Hero?*

Sorry, I missed this the first time round, its classic! dave is building an 8m roof woody.......hilarious, I thought only teenagers or blokes with tiny dicks would be insecure enough to think a wall that steep was the way to go.

Jesus man, you're a boulderer.......an 8m roof?.......the holds are gonna have to be ladder rungs or you'll never make it to the top! What are you training/compensating for? How many 8m roof boulders are out there? (apart from in the grampians, where dave has never been!)

And did you suggest that you're using marine ply cause its not going to be roofed? Tell me you're putting a roof over it, please. You aren't that stupid, are you?
One Day Hero
4/08/2011
12:20:01 AM
On a more constructive note;

People often fuch up by trying to have massive padding right to the base of wall. Why? On a wall that steep, your arse isn't very high off the deck for the first couple of meters of climbing. I didn't bother with any mats for the first meterish (only your feet will ever hit the ground this close to the base of a steep wall), and single layer for the next 1m. After that you're high enough off the ground to step up to 2 layers of mats, then 3.

The point of this post is that if you don't have mats right to the base, a 30cm kickboard is fine (and you gain a free 30cm of climbing height without blocking your neighbours view any more than neccessary!)

Pat
27/09/2011
9:44:55 PM
On 29/07/2011 shortman wrote:

>
>I'd like to come and see your woody.

Hi Shortman,

it's been while since I logged into Chocky, so if you are still interested in seeing how my wall is constructed, PM me and we can make a time.

Sabu
11/04/2013
12:24:46 PM
Time to resurrect a cool thread. For those lucky enough to have a woody post some pics! I'm keen to get some ideas.
Drake
2/03/2014
3:25:05 PM
Just finished this woody on the back veranda. It's two sheets of ply at a 30 degree overhang above a 1ft kicker, topped by a roof. It's small, but it's fun and good for a workout.




salty crag
2/03/2014
8:01:07 PM
Looks good, have fun.

pezz
2/03/2014
10:24:31 PM
this was stage one of my new wall... it was just the bits i saved from my old wall when i moved from nsw to vic... i have built a bunch more, but yet to finish it

 photo boulderwall_zps3419239f.jpg


45ish deg.. 4.7mtrs to the tallest part
2.4 wide in the pic, but now 6 mtrs wide and includes a cave section..
will snap some current pic's in daylight

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