Building Your Own Kettlebell
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Constructing Your Own T-Handle
Head to any hardware store like Home Depot, go to the plumbing aisle and find the following items.
Tip: Do not swing the weights above sternum height. Replace the T-handle every six months.
Tip: If you are shorter than 5'5" then use a 10" or even 8" pipe nipple to avoid dangerous brushing of the ground.
Tip: You can use electrical or duct tape to cover the outside threads - but always protect your hands with high quality gloves when training with the T-handle.
- One 3/4" diameter X 12" long pipe nipple for the vertical shaft. A "pipe nipple" is a short pipe threaded on both ends with male pipe thread.
- Two 3/4" diameter X 4" long pipe nipples for handles
- One 3/4" diameter pipe "T" fitting
- One 3/4" floor flange
- Optional, But Suggested: One spring clamp (suggestion - Irwin Quick-Grip 1") to keep plates from drifting up at the top of the swing.
- Connect the two 4" pipe nipples into the handles of the T pipe. You are basically extending these handles so you can hold them.
- Connect the 12" long pipe nipple into the single shaft of the T pipe. You are basically extending the vertical shaft of the T pipe to make a holding pipe for the weights.
- Slide weighted plates onto the body of the T-handle.
- Attach the floor flange to keep the plates from falling off as you swing.
- Optional: Attach the clamp to the pipe just above where the weight sits to keep the weights in place.