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Old 06-15-2009, 08:17 AM   #1
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I'm looking to make the clubbell I made heavier later on. Right now it's made with steel pipes, and I filled it in with a bunch more steel pipes to increase the weight. I filled in the leftover space with sand. I thoroughly enjoy it now. It only weighs about 20#, but it's still rough and with a 1.5" handle, my grip is getting happier. Once i get more of the techniques down though, I'm gonna have to up the weight again soon.

http://www.geocities.com/fightraining/klub.html

i like this guy's design for the really heavy CB and i'll eventually make something similar to that. he mentions though that he gets lead tire weights for really cheap when making his heavy clubbells from the bats. i called a bunch of tire stores and cannot find any selling tire weights, let alone lead ones. anybody know how to get lead weights or heavy beads that would work? I considered buying lead shot, but this guy got 80# of the weights for $5. i was more into that idea.

i used steel nipples to make mine (i posted this recently on this forum). is there anyway to get a steel nipple with threads that is greater than 2" diameter? the lead weight method focuses on the density, but i feel that it could just be easier to increase the overall volume. i considered using pvc pipe to build one, but i don't like that idea as much. i'll probably end up doing his heavy version unless somebody knows how to get a steel pipe with greater than 2" or lead weights.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:32 AM   #2
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Go to toys R us....get one of those big plastic super whiffle ball bats (huge barrel)...drill a hole, fill it with steel buck shot, seal it with duct tape.....that's what I would do....although never made one, makes sense in theory...and cheap too.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:37 AM   #3
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on second though, i'm making this

http://www.geocities.com/fightraining/makeindian.html

i love this guy's site and hadn't seen this item before
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:39 AM   #4
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If you had time on your hands...go to a junk yard and collect ball bearings. Or buy some. Check craigslist for lead bullets for black powder shooters. Sometimes they make too many and sell the excess. Estate sales have some really weird stuff for sale that might help. Estate sales are in the classifieds.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:02 PM   #5
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i like the junkyard idea cause i wanna find a tire. i don't know if this is a dumb question though, but do you have to pay for stuff from a junk yard? i've never hit one up before
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:49 PM   #6
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most salvage yards have stuff for sale. a dump or tyranfers station might let you sneak off with soemthing but not usually. tire shops are more than happy to unload used up tires.
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You can buy lead fishing weights in bulk from mail order places like Cabella's, the type that look like a little football and have a hole through them to run line through would probably be ideal for what you want. They also sell lead for black powder guns and that might work. Another type of place I'd try would be to hit up a tire shop for who their supplier is. Those would be harder to place in your CB than the others though.
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Go to toys R us....get one of those big plastic super whiffle ball bats (huge barrel)...drill a hole, fill it with steel buck shot, seal it with duct tape.....that's what I would do....although never made one, makes sense in theory...and cheap too.
If you make it too heavy, though, the bat will bend. We haven't broken one yet, but they wobble considerably. And they're filled with sand @ about 10 lbs.
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