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Old 06-17-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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I'm taking classes at a local community college this summer and a club I'm in is putting on a Renaissance fair to raise money. My group of 3 is in charge of building a set of stocks, and we have no wood working experience! Can someone please point me too in a direction, thanks so much!

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Not much to making them, here's some pictures to come up with some ideas.
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Thank you for the pics! Any ideas of what I'd need to buy to put something like that together. Its going to need to be built in a way where your feet are sticking out the front..
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A very simple set could be made using 2x12s --with the holes cut using a simple cheap jig saw--

the uprights could be made using a 2x4 sandwiched between two 2x6s--

a couple of 2x6s will make for a set of feet--all simple,cheap parts---

do spend time sanding or filing or otherwise rounding off all sharp edges---

I suggest that the design is such that anyone could 'escape' by simply lifting up the top board--
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Thank you so much, this is starting to sound like something I think we can do! That doesn't sound too bad...actually the booth we are setting up is going to have one of the 3 of us in the stocks with our bare feet sticking out front and we will have a donation box in front for people to tickle our feet..lol so actually we need something we can't escape but could be let out of easily by one of the other 3
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Sketch something out---look at google pictures--horse jumping---

the stanchions that the stables set up have boards that slip in or out to adjust the height of the barrier--

you might get an idea there==Mike---(keep it simple)
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That's a good idea! You definitely gave me a direction to go...definitely should keep it simple, was thinking of a way wed be sitting back with our hands up in the air somehow, MIGHT be more comfy than leaning forward that long but it would be more complicated too right?
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Is there a picture there? I can't see it if so
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Thank you so much, this is starting to sound like something I think we can do! That doesn't sound too bad...actually the booth we are setting up is going to have one of the 3 of us in the stocks with our bare feet sticking out front and we will have a donation box in front for people to tickle our feet..lol so actually we need something we can't escape but could be let out of easily by one of the other 3
I would really come up with a plan where they are escapeable without help from anyone else, even if it doesn't look like it. For safety considerations.

Also, these things are considered extreme punishment for a reason. As a kid I remember seeing one on vacation somewhere that let you try it out. Just two minutes in it was uncomfortable. I would really think outside the box (or outside the wood box) for ideas. Maybe build it out of styrofoam? I know a good source if you're in Missouri.

Edited to add: Don't procrastinate. You want plenty of time to tweak it to make it as comfortable as possible!
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These are all very good things you've come up with for me to consider. How comfortable it is will be key to the whole thing, BC if I have to spend a Saturday having my feet tickled I should at least be comfy otherwise!! Lol
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If you don't mind it being a one time thing you can use 2" rigid foam cut into 12" wide pieces, painted brown, between the vertical supports. Cutting the holes could be done with a drywall saw or keyhole saw
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Couple of questions with the foam...is it a lot easier to work with than wood? And 2 will it securely hold someone? This has to be believe able and it can't break until the fair is at least almost over. Its gonna be a lot like a dunk booth, we heckle then when you put money in the box instead of throwing baseballs and trying to dunk us you get to tickle. We feel so proud for coming up with the idea but were just so helpless when it comes to putting it together.. lol
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I don't think the foam will hold up to a wiggly tickle-ee for very long.

I agree with the above poster on 2x4 sandwiched between 2x6s for the uprights. If you'd rather split the difference weight wise substitute 1x for the middle of the uprights and the planks to hold the feet. If you want to lay down on the job. Make two and put the hands over the head at the other end.
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That's a great idea!! That takes out the uncomfortable sitting all together! Turns it more into one of those medieval stretch machine things but it'd still get the job done for sure...I like it.
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Well I think were going to get started today...I'm sure ill have lots of questions as I go, is this thread the best way to get hold of someone??? Also thank you so much for the ideas and help so far!

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