How do I Make a Homemade Pivit Balance Board?
This works the same way as making snowflakes or hearts. Leave the folds uncut.scissors cutting a paper image by Oleg Guryanov from Fotolia.com
Create an oval template using a sheet of poster board. Cut it down to 20 inches by 30 inches, and fold it in half and then in half again. Draw a curve, rounding out the outside edges and cut along the line. Unfold to reveal an oval.
An electric saw will make the cut much easier than a hand saw.the part of circular saw with sharp tooth image by Valentin Mosichev from Fotolia.com
Trace the oval template onto a sheet of plywood. Make sure the plywood is strong enough that you can stand on it without it breaking---at least 1/2 inch thick should work. Use the saw to cut the plywood along the traced line.
- 3). Sand the entire board. Remove the sharp edges, and sand the top and bottom so the wood will accept paint or stain.
Wood glue will give a stronger hold than multi-purpose glue.glue bottle image by Bruce MacQueen from Fotolia.com
Cut two strips of wood from the leftover plywood to fit the edges of the oval board, approximately 2 inches by 20 inches, but check the measurement against the actual board. These will work as stoppers. Glue these to the bottom side of the board, and use clamps to hold them in place. Allow to dry fully. Adding a screw at the top and bottom of each strip will allow a longer board life, but make sure the screws do not go through the top.
- 5). Mix wood glue with water until it has a paint-like consistency. Seal the board by painting this mixture onto the entire board. Make sure all the gaps are filled. Allow it to dry completely. Once this is dry, use paint or stain to finish the board.
- 6). Cut the pipe to 18 inches long. It should be a strong pipe that can take the pressure of your weight and the board---at least 6 inches in diameter. Cover the ends with pipe covers, and wrap the pipe with grip tape to make it less slippery. For a slower, more-controlled roll, fill the pipe with sand. Balance board on top of pipe.