Monday, 28 April 2008
The Bondage Workshop - How to make a spreader bar.
Peter went off to the local DIY center last week and brought home some broom handles and some lengths of chain and shut himself in the garage for a while sawing stuff up. When he gets all creative and into his Do-It-Yourself jobs he can potter around for hours, so I went out. When I got back he called me into the garage and said he had made some spreader bars for our next bout of bondage.
Peter had cut the broom handles to differing lengths with his saw. He had also bought some Eye Screws, which are a screw which forms a hollow "o" at the end, and come in various hole sizes.
Peter told me how he made them and its a lot cheaper than buying them I can tell you.
Here is how he made one of them:-
1. 1 stout broom handle to cut to various desired lengths - try two foot in length. That keeps my legs comfortably open, and isn't to much of a stretch.
2. Use a Bradawl, a hand held spike used to make small pilot holes in wood. Do this at both ends of the rod. Keep them dead center, by drawing two pencil lines across the diameter of the rod to form a cross, then use the bradawl where the lines cross.
3. With the pilot holes ready, take two Eye Screws and screw them, one at each end, into the end of the rods. Start off screwing them in by hand, but then used a large nail through the eyelet to twist when it gets tougher. You can also use pliers if you want. If you don't have a bradawl, pilot holes can be made with a small drill, or even an old metal skewer.
It is that easy.
All it needs is for the wood to be painted or varnished if you want to.
The spreader bar is now finished and ready to be padlocked to leather cuffs or to have a rope threaded through the eyelet to use. It cost less than £5. The metal ones in the stores or online cost loads. Above is the picture of ours.
Peter used some bolt cutters he has, to chop the chain into various lengths, but most DIY stores can cut your desired lengths of chain, if you ask them to. Then use small travel padlocks to join it all up.
Luv E.B x