assemblage echasse en bois

Step #1 Groceries

First article devoted to the manufacture of wooden peg stilts, we will begin with the least pleasant: buy the necessary material.

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In a DIY store:

  • 1 wooden cleat planed and without knots, length 250cm width 34mm (very straight!)
  • 2 plywood boards, thickness : 15mm, dimensions : 10cm x 25cm (30cm for an adult)
  • 4 plywood boards, thickness : 15mm, dimensions : 16cm x 10cm
  • 2 plywood boards, thickness : 10mm, dimensions : 15cm x 10cm
  • 8 TRCC bolts, diameter 6mm, length 7cm
  • 2 perforated metal brackets with rounded edges, width 4-5cm (see picture)
  • 8 standard washers, diameter 6mm
  • 8 lock washers, diameter 6mm
  • 6 wood screws, conical head, length 50mm
  • 4 wood screws, conical head, length 25mm
  • 12 wood screws, flat head, length 10-12mm
Perforated metal brackets

In sports store:

  • 2 tennis balls
  • a bicycle inner tube (preferably used)

In haberdashery:

  • Velcro tape (non-adhesive !) width : 5cm lenght : 40cm
Velcro tape

Tools (non-exhaustive list):

  • Drill and 6mm wood drill  (required)
  • 1 clamp (essential)
  • Jigsaw with Wood blade (or if not a wood saw)
  • 1 wood file or sandpaper
  • hammer, screwdriver, measuring tape, square, adjustable wrench
Boards and cleats after sawing

Groceries are over. We can go now to Step #2 Assembly of the stilt’s leg.

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