First I had to go and purchase the materials. I was thinking I could make three jumps for under $100. Here's a little reality check: not gonna happen. Just the wood and the PVC poles alone were $115 at Home Depot. The jump cups were $8 for a set of them and I got two sets per jump, so that's another $50. And that was just for three jumps.
|My Home Depot trip results. Is is possible to spend less|
than $100 there in one trip? I don't think so.
|Measuring out the standards. We started with 4"x4"x8' pieces of wood. Those|
were cut in half so that we had two 4' long sections. These would become the
|I measured out the sections of 4"x2"x10' pieces of wood that would become|
the base supports for the standards. Cairo helped...of course.
|I used a Sharpie marker to mark where we wanted to cut.|
|Kenny cut the sections with the chain saw.|
|On the standards, I measured and marked in three inch increments. Later we|
drilled 1/2" holes into the standards, which is where the jump cups would go.
|At the barn (where there was power!), Kenny used his electric|
screwdriver to screw in the supports.
|After the standards were finished, we put the jump cups on and I set|
the new jumps up in the ring.
|Of course I had to try them out!|