Metal swings are an excellent addition to your country houses or your summer cottages. Good swings will be happy for both children and adults. And this can be seen when guests will come about any holiday.
If finances allow, then you can purchase ready -made swings for yourself. And for people who love things created with their own hands, you can, and do it yourself. Make a swing on your own – it’s cheap and high quality. In this article, we will describe in detail how to make metal swing from ball bearings. Since swings on this form of bearings are vein, because there are no rubbing details that can over time be wiped to the holes. In addition, they do not creak. Swings made of metal are durable, can go to both children and grandchildren, which is not guaranteed by wooden swings, since the tree is not durable.
Choosing a design
Swings in which the support for horizontal crossbars is made in the form of the letter “A”, are the most stable design for the swing. But this design visually occupies a large amount of space and uses a large number of materials. However, some people want the swing not to look massive, since the areas are mostly small. Therefore, many use the design with the letter “P”.
Drawings of the support of the swing
For vertical supports and horizontal crossbars of a metal swing, you need to buy 70mm pipes with a diameter. For lower horizontal supports, a powerful corner is required. For a slanting, it is necessary to take a corner of 40 mm. And vertical auxiliary racks will need a 20 mm corner. In a vertical support, it is necessary to make a small cut with a grinder in order to reliably fix the horizontal crossbar. Then marking is made and 6 pits are digging as deep as possible. You can make these pits using a manual storm. The stability of future swing depends on the depth of the pits. All parts of the swing located in the ground are coated with bitumen mastics. Then a vertical pillar is set in level, and then the horizontal support from the corner 63 is welded to it. Further, corners are driven into the extreme fits and welded to the horizontal. Then the lower braces are welded.
Next, make a batch of concrete and pour it into pits. And after all this, you can go to the assembly of the node from the ball bearing. In order to tie the bearings to the horizontal crossbar, you should use a 3 mm metal tape, and bend it manually. Insert the pipe into the bearings and cook slightly. The distance between the supporting pillars and the swinging parts should be 50 cm, otherwise with the child stretching out the hand, you get a scissor effect. And in this regard, the child can get a fracture or injury.
Then we weld the remaining parts of the swing, namely the upper braces. They must be made shortened and welded not by the end of the horizontal support. This will help the dimensions of the swing. However, according to a powerful corner of horizontal supports – the swing will turn out to be quite stable. But, of course, if adults are rolled up, then swings can “walk” a little. And this is due to the fact that nothing was welded to the upper part of the support pipes, but it will be problematic to bend the pipe. After you make a swing, you can still attach a horizontal bar or ladder.
With a ladder will have to, a little tinker. You may have to digest several times while you understand how to do it all easier. And the crossbars themselves are easier to weld later, because exposing them in the field will still be problematic. Therefore, it should be welded, first vertical supports for the ladder, and then the crossbars.
I think that this article will help you put and make metal swings yourself, and also have a great rest.