A friend asked me to help him make a portable Pull-Up Bar. After a few sketches and saw dust we came up with this handy contraption:
We found this setup to be surprisingly stable. You can swing your legs high, and thing will not rock.
We got all the parts at Home depot for about $53.00 including tax.
(4) 2x6 10ft length [we cut to needed height]
(2) 5ft lengths of light chain
(4) machine bolt eye hooks with nuts and washers
(1) 4 ft Heavy duty pipe with threaded ends
(2) Threaded pipe end caps
(4) small carabiners
The setup up only takes a few minutes and is similar to opening and lifting an oversize step latter. Having 2 people is preferred. Safety chains are attached at the base of both sides to prevent the legs from scissoring open under weight. Once assembled pull all four legs out as far as they will go in all directions to make the biggest base possible for stability.
The Pull- Up bar can be quickly dismantled into individual pieces and slide under a bed or couch. It can also be assembled in a back yard and left to use when needed.
just drill a hole in the 2x6s big enough to fit the pipe, and at the other end a hole for the eye hooks. Insert the pipe screw on the caps and connect the chains.
Its the new year time to get in shape, Here is a fun project to get you started.