Here’s the squeeze box I built. It packs down to fit inside itself for easy storage and transport. We tested it at a grotto meeting and there are several things I will upgrade on the next version. But, overall it worked well. We stressed it pretty hard and it held together. If you have more questions, please shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Squeeze box packed up and ready for storage or transport. All the components fit inside. It weighs about 70lbs.
Open the lid to find all the components.
All of the parts. Top, bottom, left side, right side, top braces, pins, and bolts. The top and bottom pieces are 2′ x 4′.
The bolts are 1/4″ with three large washers, lock washer and a nut. I need to cut off about an inch. There’s no need for them to be so long.
Detail of how to assemble the bolt and washers. There must be a washer in the center to add a smidge of space so the top will move up and down easily.
Bolt the sides into the bottom.
Tilt the bottom up to bolt the other side together.
Sides are attached. The holes are 3/8″ diameter and spaced 1/2″ apart. The adjacent holes are offset by 1/4″ to allow for 1/4″ increments. On version two there will probably be three or four rows of holes instead of two and they will be spaced farther apart. 1/8″ between holes is not enough.
Top braces installed on pegs. Top installed at the highest setting—11″.
Lowest setting—1″. I don’t know why it goes down to one inch. Version 2 will probably move it up to about 4″ and raise the upper limit to about 12″.