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Tire Swing
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Chuck in Kansas    Posted 04-22-2003 at 15:28:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Will someone share with me how to make a tire swing. I have a tree, some rope, and a tire. Now I just need to know how to put the three together.

JoeK    Posted 04-23-2003 at 20:06:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Another more difficult variation"

Using a jig saw or sawsall,cut the tread portion off the tire about 2/3 of the way around,leaving the sidewalls intact.Then turn tire inside-out to form bucket seat.Hang from 2 ropes/chains.

this works too-    Posted 04-23-2003 at 07:50:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
for severeal generations we have had a big rope on a limb with a 1 X 8... drill a hole in the center of the board. thread the rope through, leave enough room under the board for a big knot for the board to sit on- and a tail to pull with.
that single rope and board swing is easy to put up, and really easy to push or pull. we have had many years fun with the swing, at many locations throughout our extended family. even G'ma will go for a gentle swing. Mike D.

Ludwig    Posted 04-22-2003 at 15:34:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not real complicated. We had one when I was little. Drill a hole, say 1/2" in the bottom of the tire so the water can get out. Tie the rope to the tire, toss it over a strong enough limb, tie it off. Done.
Some fancy yuppies like to hang the tire horizontally. Get some eyebolts for that.

BOSS    Posted 04-22-2003 at 17:51:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey!!! thats how this fancy yuppie did it.....fancy yuppie, wow, nobody ever called me that before.
My daughter had a heck of a time staying on it with the rope tied around the top, so I threw the eyelets in and now the whole family can swing.
I'm waiting for the limb to break with all of us on it.

rhudson    Posted 04-22-2003 at 19:25:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we use an old rear tractor tire with three eyebolts. works great for a bunch of kids. but its a train wreck if someone on the ground gets in the way of the swing.

JoeK    Posted 04-23-2003 at 20:19:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Another cheap swing is a cupped disk blade,simply run a knotted rope thru the hole and tie it up.We had one for yrs at the swimmin hole/Note:check edges for sharpness/burrs and blunt accordingly.

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