Let the Voting Begin

Ready to make your own? Great.

VotingThe DIY Equipment competition has closed, and now it's your chance to help pick a winner. Before making your selection, however, a quick recap of the entries :

DIY Stongman logClay Johnson : farmers walk bars and a Strongman log.

070531_farmerswalk.jpgTim McFarland : Tim's also constructed a couple of farmers walk bars.

Radman's wooden power rackRad Man : a power rack.

Adjustable Deadlift, Shrug, Row barPat Hodgson : Detailed plans for an adjustable Deadlift, Shrug, Row bar; and the Quick and Easy Forearm Exerciser.

070531_johnfikestonebell.jpgJohn Fike : The Perfect Stonebell; and a Home-made heavy bag.

Horizontal Pinch DeviceChris Rice : Horizontal Pinch Device.

Filling it with sugarJason Kirby : Home-made Medicine Ball (soon to be a Tornado Ball).

T-bar row machineGary Chandler : T-bar Row machine; Wooden squat rack; Wooden weight tee; W-Bar (for chins); Chinning bar and Hammer Press/Pull.

Off HelperTom Moe : an 'Off Helper' for the bench press.

Building a Dip StationBryan Bramhill (aka 'bacon') : an extremely sturdy Dip Station. Watch the video to find out exactly how it was made and used.

There's some incredibly inventive stuff in there. Which is your favourite? To cast your vote, simply leave a comment below*. Whichever entrant has the largest number of votes by the end of next Friday (June 8th) will be declared the winner - and will receive the prizes shortly afterward. In the case of a tie, I'll cast the deciding vote.

Time to decide the winner - let the voting begin!

* if you're not comfortable leaving your email address, or don't have a website, just put your first name. The vote will still count.

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Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

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