Weightlifting Wedge

An alternative to "deadlift" jacks and other expensive wedges

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http://www.roguefitness.com/the-dead-wedge?gclid=CKDb3tKLndACFZGIaQodPgQGdg

Description

A simple wedge that can be used when loading and unloading a barbell. Save your strength for lifting, not loading.

Fits standard bumper plates and has been tested without failure at 495 lbs (max I could fit on the bar at my gym).

Materials and methods

Printed on MOST Delta 3D Printer: http://www.appropedia.org/Athena_Build_Overview

I used OpenSCAD to design the part. There is an engraving at the top of the wedge that can easily be adjusted in the code. The ramp of the wedge tends to peel upwards; HIGHLY recommend adding a raft to increase platform adhesion.

Note the wedge uses the full width of the MOST Delta printer.

PLA 1.75mm Hatchbox
Fill Density: 30% (tested up to 495 lbs)
Print Speed: 50 mm/s
Layer height: 0.2 mm
Shell Thickness: 1 mm
Bottom Thickness: 0.3 mm
Recommended: Raft (for bed adhesion of the ramp)

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969c886553e17b3a8824337b8d0619ae?default=blank&size=40BrigantBruno added this to the Brigant collection ago
C0a1927e088bcbc3f9a22546d0a8bc9d?default=blank&size=40amcmichael published this design ago