hy a rowing machine!? First, it is among the best exercising methods which helps building the most groups of muscles. Second, to be used as a complementary way besides kayak paddling, especially when I don’t have time to go to the river, or when I do have, but the tide does not permit a convenient sortie. Below is my on – going building progress.
Most of the rowing machine’s frame is made from cheap MDF, glued, stapled and screwed together, then painted outside with thinned epoxy to strengthen the MDF a bit. Some important parts are made from wood, e.g: rails for the sliding seat… I use 4 small white hard – plastic wheels with ball bearing for durability, and for the sliding motion to be smooth.