The first piece of equipment we made is the Teeter or Seesaw. We tried to make everything as close to the AKC standard as possible, which can be found here.
What you'll need:
- (1) 10' 2x10 pressure treated plank
- (1) 10" to 12" section of 4' diameter (minimum) PVC pipe (a junction works great!)
- (2) 1/2" galvanized bolts, 2.5" long with nuts
Step 1: Enlist the help of a handy friend to drill while you take photos.
Step 2: Measure approximately halfway down the 2x10 and mark a line across the width of the plank. The teeter is to have a "raised end,"so this line should not be directly centered
Step 2: Measure and mark two (2) points along the line 3" from either side of the plank.
Step 3: Drill two (2) pilot holes at the marked locations with a 3/8"bit (make sure that you elevate the board when drilling the pilot holes).
Step 4: Bore the pilot holes out with a 1/2" spade bit
Step 5: Countersink the pilot holes with a 1" spade bit (these are meant to recess the bolt heads just deep enough that the bolt heads are flush or below the surface of the plank -- see photo below on what this is supposed to look like).
Step 6: Center the PVC pipe/junction and mark the locations through the holes in the plank and onto the PVC with a mark/pen/pencil
Step 7: Supporting the PVC pipe/junction, drill 3/8" pilot holes into the PVC pipe/junction at the marked locations, and follow up by boring the holes with a 1/2" spade bit.
Step 8: Bolt it together and enjoy!!
Check back on Friday for three more pieces of equipment!
Thanks again to our friend, Jeff, for helping us get this all put together and documented!