* 2" Square Steel Tubing (it's what I used)
* A Welding Machine. I used a Wire fed welder, and Arc welder. You can use basically any type of welder for this. Ask family if they have/know anyone with a welding machine.
* Some spray paint (I used it, prevents rusting in the short time period)
* A saw, or some means of cutting the tubing
* Something to flatten/grind down the ends of the Tube, so it is flat (for the legs)
1) First, I decided the height of my rail.
2) Second, Figure out how long you want it to be, and what you will use for the base of it (the feet)
3) Third, If your rail is going to be, 10" high, you want to cut the legs roughly 2", since the top bar is 2" tall, already.
4) Cut the legs. Make sure they are the SAME length, or else it will be sloped. Stand the feet on flat ground, and make sure they do not shake
5) Cut the bar that you want to use for your grinding surface. This really doesn't matter if the ends are flat, or not. The one photographed here is short, for skateboarding. Make your ski rail longer.
6) Put your legs on the bar, which should be lying on the ground. Place the legs on as if the rail was upside down. Now, if you know how to weld, weld the leg on. I put my legs about 6" from the edge.
7) Repeat step 6 with your other leg. After you have welded/had someone weld the legs on, use a wire brush to get the debris from the weld off.
8) Now, you should have 2 legs welded to your top/grinding surface. You should have your feet ready now. I used an Arc welder, at 140W Roughly. Any welder should work, but I wanted my weld to be strong, since the steel was a bit thick for the other welder. 9) One last thing I do, is spray paint it. This will protect it from rusting in the near future. I painted mine once, and went over it with a quick coat of paint. Although a lot of it gets worn down, it will stop some rusting. If you have time, then paint this every now and then.
Here is a picture of the leg Im using.
Here is a picture of the legs being welded on to the main grinding surface.
For the next leg, repeat the last couple of steps. Here is a picture of the next one being welded on...
After you make the welds, you should use a wire brush, to clean the weld up...here is a picture of this being done...
Now, you should have a material for the base.
Get a tape measure. You want to center this leg, so it'll be a bit more stable. For example: If your 'foot' (the flat piece) is 12" long..then you'd put it at the 5" mark on one side. Then the leg is 2" wide, so thats 7", then there is 5" on the other side...which makes it perfectly centered! Here's a picture of the centering..