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DIY carpet mill

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself' started by Humblepit, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Humblepit

    Humblepit Good Dog

    Hey everyone. I found some guy building a carpet mill for his dog. Thought it was pretty cool. I just wanted to share with my pbc family. :)

  2. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    Makes sense and sounds simple. Sounds like a summer project ;).
    He's got a video of his lab using it.
  3. Humblepit

    Humblepit Good Dog

  4. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    Ok, so I'm officially making this. My uncle is going to help me out (I don't even on a drill :o).
    Maybe in the next week or so we'll get started. I can't wait! :)
    I think we're going to go with a 5ft long base, and a 3ft tall frame where the leash connects. I do want to put walls on it though, we'll see.
  5. Humblepit

    Humblepit Good Dog

    Make sure you take some pics. Hopefully I'll start one soon. :)
  6. ABK

    ABK Good Dog

    Or you can get an old manual type treadmill, slap some carpet on the belt & you've got the same thing. Cheaper & easier. That's what I did! lol! In this day of electric treadmills, very few people want a manual treadmill anymore. You can usually find a used manual treadmill cheap on Craigslist or your local thrift store. I've found the prices to be around $40 & some are even free b/c people just want to get them out of their house!

  7. kamikaze

    kamikaze Good Dog

    idk.. i wen tot another vid after that one.. and had a red pit bull .. titled crazy incline. Looks like, if the dog goes to stop running, its feets keep sliding, so its forced to keep running. so when its freakin done..and its owner wants to keep pushing him.. well, whats the poor dog to do? just hang there? lol

    Ive been looking into making one of these outta an old manual treadmill and mod. it up a bit. Of course id be responsible. Im just sayying..some llook like enough is enough and the owners keep it up .
  8. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    be caredul to anyone making this for the first time, the wider and longer the mill base is, the harder it will be for the dog to run on it. carpet mills are already hard enough with crappy free spin than a slat, making it bigger will cause less free spin. keep it as small as you possibly can.
  9. kamikaze

    kamikaze Good Dog

    sooo, ure saying an old manuel tread mill is a no no??

    @ LilianaLove im guessing since u never posted any pics, that you didnt get around ta building one?

  10. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    the way a manual mill modified ive seen free spin better than this link set up (yes i have personal exp with it, i have one made somewhat like this guys right now this isnt some hear say crap lol)

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