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    The thread on electro sex (see "Inside Lovehoney") has prompted me to wonder who else has tried their hand at constructing sex-related toys, equipment etc. I've had several attempts with varying degrees of success:

    1. Elastic harness to hold my wife's rabbit vibrator in place on her whilst keeping both of our pairs of hands free (or, in my wife's case, possibly not free!) -- didn't work well as it was very difficult to adjust it to stay in position.
    2. Detachable horizontal bar in our bedroom to facilitate standing-up play -- works fine but we don't use it.
    3. Dual headphones adaptor to enable both of us to listen to audio recordings and video soundtracks (e.g. porn) without broadcasting them any further -- works fine, and is very useful.
    4. Detachable ceiling mount for video camera vertically above our bed -- works perfectly: the video equivalent of a mirror on the ceiling!
    5. Rippable undergarments (one-time use only!) which can be torn off easily in a fit of passion -- they work well as as long as I locate all of the necessary seams to weaken (otherwise the garments get embarrassingly "stuck" with bits of material hanging off unappealingly).
    6. Home-made bed restraints -- not too bad: they met the design goals of being quick to release and not uncomfortable, but the proper ones (e.g. Tracey Cox) are much better.
    7. Secret false drawer in chest of drawers for stashing away of sex toys -- works fine, apart from the need to shift out socks etc in order to get the toys in and out.

    I haven't yet ventured into the construction of anything with moving parts, but I'm tempted to give it a try. I have the necessary skills to re-wire existing vibrators and connect them to other equipment (e.g. to add extra functions including remote control, even perhaps over the Internet), but I haven't yet figured out exactly what I'd like to do.

    What DIY ideas have you had?

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    5. Rippable undergarments (one-time use only!) which can be torn off easily in a fit of passion

    -- they work well as as long as I locate all of the necessary seams to weaken (otherwise the garments get embarrassingly "stuck" with bits of material hanging off unappealingly)

    Why not use velcro? Rip the seams along the underwear and then sew on velcro - voila! Reuseable rippable pants! :D

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    What DIY ideas have you had

    my problem is that i forget many before i've had a go at working out whether they're 'doable' with my poor diy capabilities.

    the big 'hit' that i did manage to diy was a multi purpose bench. It started life as an IKEA item and with sticky back plastic and superglue ( joking) turned it into a spanking horse that then turns into a kneeling bench / or a flat/inclined restraint platform for some bondage fun.

    The other 'hits' have really involved hacking existing items or perverting normal items. couple of microphone stands to attach vibes/wand/eroscillator to leave hands free for other duties. plastic forks as alternative to wartenburg wheel, faux fur as an alternative to feathers, shaving brushes, paint brushes for sensation play and the one that drew the biggest laugh when the blindfold came off.....a small paddling pool after a sensual standing/tied bathing session with shaving foam.

    oh and converted a chair by removing the seat pad, cutting a new one that had access to intimate 'areas' for restrained fun - used that with the mic stands and the wand/eros to good effect. oh yeah, a timed extension lead that turns on for anywhere between 15secs-4mins and off for teasing play.

    so what's on the 'build / make' list?

    DIY Sybian style machine

    hacked vibe with a decent motor ( think insertable with the power of a hitachi)

    custom vibe with ridges in the right places to stimulate all the internal hotspots not just the G.

    homemade floggers

    rope panties/thong, looks sexy.

    doh, sure there was more that i had in mind! weight benches have interesting 'pervatible' possibilities, so looking for one of those locally ( easy to have that sitting around with no one teh wiser to its altwernative use)...

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    HappilyExperimenting wrote:

    5. Rippable undergarments (one-time use only!) which can be torn off easily in a fit of passion

    Why not use velcro? Rip the seams along the underwear and then sew on velcro - voila! Reuseable rippable pants! :D

    I did think of that, but I wanted to create these as a surprise for my wife and I didn't know where she had put her sewing needles and thimble (yes, I do know how to sew!). In the event, I bought some cheap underwear and attacked it with scissors at strategic points so that it would easily fall apart the way that I wanted (it did!).

    I'd agree with you, though, that Velcro is a much better idea. In fact, I reckon that there's a significant market for inner and outer clothing constructed with hidden Velcro fastenings so that it can be readily torn off (non-destructively) whilst the wearer is being restrained. I'd suggest that super-hero outfits would be a good starting point (see another thread!).

    I'll reply to Heatseekher a bit later, once I've finished fantasising about what I'd do to my wife dressed up in a Velcro-fastened Batgirl outfit.

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    I made a flogger out of foam cored rope, linen twine and a keyring.

    Before: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/Vox_Draconis/Flogger/IMAG0002.jpg

    After: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/Vox_Draconis/Flogger/IMAG0009.jpg

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    I have made several leather harnesses to perfect one that works well with the Share/Feeldoe dildos. I have also made some latex garments for my wife and developed a less dodgy method for chlorination of the latex than the traditional bucket method (that is good for a visit to A&E).

    Like most who have tried chastity devices I have done loads of modifications to the ones we have. And, although our primary interest in electro is more for pelvic floor strengthening I have made various electrodes including turning up a large aluminium butt-plug electrode and some large area electrodes for the shaft of the penis. As electronics is something I have spent about 40 years at I did some modifications to a TENS unit to make its output more useful for muscle stimulation (changed the resonator to drop the frequency which increased the pulse lengths to the EMS range and increased the pulse current. I also increased the supply voltage and re-jigged the two channel circuits to give a single channel with double the output when needed.
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    There's a whole forum on Fetlife dedicated to DIY toys -- mostly big items like bondage furniture though! It's amazing to see all the things people have made :)

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    Gyrator53 wrote:

    I have made several leather harnesses to perfect one that works well with the Share/Feeldoe dildos. I have also made some latex garments for my wife and developed a less dodgy method for chlorination of the latex than the traditional bucket method (that is good for a visit to A&E).

    Like most who have tried chastity devices I have done loads of modifications to the ones we have. And, although our primary interest in electro is more for pelvic floor strengthening I have made various electrodes including turning up a large aluminium butt-plug electrode and some large area electrodes for the shaft of the penis. As electronics is something I have spent about 40 years at I did some modifications to a TENS unit to make its output more useful for muscle stimulation (changed the resonator to drop the frequency which increased the pulse lengths to the EMS range and increased the pulse current. I also increased the supply voltage and re-jigged the two channel circuits to give a single channel with double the output when needed.

    Gyrator 53, are you willing to share your method of chlorination with me please, id love to do my latex stuff without having to send it off to that company that does it?

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    good shout ShellyB, I often pass thru fet for those types of groups.........

    was talking with Mrs H (JJ) and decided we need a room like you see in films, pull a book from the bookcase and the room turns into a 'playroom'........fed up with hiding stuff, clearing up ......

    Gyrator.....did those mods to the TENS dramatically change the sensations? Have been looking at the schematics for the stereo type homebuilt stim as the high end erostek unit isn't an option right now....

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    It's called BDSM Toys Craft Corner if you want to have a look :) There's also a group called Kinkable Ikea!

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    haha do they deliver?

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    lickmadick wrote:

    haha do they deliver?

    Heehee! It's basically talking about all the things that Ikea sell that can be used as sex toys, or hacked into sex toys...

    You have no idea how many people I've seen being spanked with an Ikea shoehorn ;)

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    i'd say about 50% of mine and Masters toys are DIY or pervertables.

    flogger: cut gummy bracelets, studded bracelet, hot glue (verry stingy)

    heart shaped cane/ paddel: thin piece of wood, gaffa tape, red insulation tapr (unfortunately now snapped due to heavy use)

    belt spanker: strip of leather, red insulation tape decorated decorated with black hennah (works verry well)

    cane: plastic ponter-ish implement (un sure of original use)

    hog tie set: lare O ring and 4 double ended trigger clips

    ([public) cuffs: leather bucled straps (used to fasten a hamper style basket)

    ankel cuffs: D loops and decoretive cloth belt with metal eyelits off bag

    simple cuffs: adjustable section of backpack strapps

    spredder bar: broom pole, rope, shiny tape (yet to test ourt)

    (various candels a wooden spatula and a rubber fancy dress collar were also used as pervertables early on in our experimenting)

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    rubberdesires wrote:

    Gyrator 53, are you willing to share your method of chlorination with me please, id love to do my latex stuff without having to send it off to that company that does it?

    The secret to my method of chlorination is simple - use a hand-sprayer like the ones various domestic cleaning products come in - the one I use originally had a Dettol multi surface cleaner in.

    I also found that the standard strength solutions are unnecessarily concentrated and I significantly reduced them. You need bleach. I used one of the domestos ones which was 4.8% hypochlorite. You also need hydrochloric acid which I bought as mortar stain remover from my builder's merchant. Most of these are quite concentrated - 16% in the case of the one I got. I diluted some of it down to 4.8% to match the concentration of the bleach (It just so happens that the weights of the two chemicals needed for the reaction are almost equal).

    I washed the latex in detergent and water to remove any grease and finger-prints so there would be no areas not exposed. and shook the excess water off and hung the garment in the shower cubical.

    To make up the working solution I put 500ml of water in the sprayer and added 1 drop of detergent (as a wetting agent) and 10ml of the bleach. I then added 10ml of the 4.8% hydrochloric acid, put the top/pump on the sprayer and shook it to mix. The solution takes on a slight green tinge as the chlorine is evolved but the good thing is that at these concentrations the chlorine will, in the sealed container, remain in solution for a long time (I have found the solution still usable over a week later).

    Wearing a pair of rubber gloves I simply sprayed the garment all over with the solution and pushed the solution round on the surface of the latex with the gloves. I kept the garment wet with the solution (spraying more on as needed) for about 2 minutes and then rinsed it off thoroughly with the shower. I kept the bathroom extractor running throughout the job but there was little smell of chlorine and I reckon 500ml of solution used this way would easily do a full cat suit.

    I would suggest:-

    Use come plastic syringes to measure out the bleach and acid accurately and er on the side of too little acid as the latex is OK in an alkaline solution but less so with an acid one.

    You can always re-chlorinate if you find it necessary so don't do it for a long time first off. I found that 2 minutes killed the tendency of the latex to stick to itself and it become quite slippery. I would still be inclined to use talc or slick the latex with silicone for storage as chlorination does not make the latex less prone to ageing by bad storage.

    When you have finished with the solution run the tap in the sink and pour the solution down the plug hole accompanied by plenty of water and keep the tap running for a while after you have done.

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    Heatseekher wrote:

    Gyrator.....did those mods to the TENS dramatically change the sensations? Have been looking at the schematics for the stereo type homebuilt stim as the high end erostek unit isn't an option right now....

    Yes, the waveform has a very profound effect on the sensation produced. We have a basic TENS unit I modified and a basic EMS that my wife uses for her pelvic floor exercises. The TENS unit, before I modified it had various settings but all had fairly short pulse lengths (50us to 200us) and fairly high frequency. The 50us 100Hz program had almost no sensation at all even at maximum output. However isolated 200us pulses were felt much more and caused greater muscle response. The EMS unit, designed for muscle response, had programs with longer pulses (up to 250us) and generally at lower repetition rates and seemed more effective in producing muscle response and sensations.

    So I changed the resonator in the TENS from 4MHz to 2.45MHz (just a value I could easily get in the right package) and this increased the pulse times by about 60% and (because the energy stored in an inductor goes up as the square of the on time) increased the power output of the unit by about the same factor. As for converting a HiFi, I would not recommend it. There is the issue that they are mains powered so you have issues with mains isolation which on its own is probably reason enough to avoid it. However, the amplifiers are sometimes DC coupled and under fault conditions output a steady DC voltage equal to the amps rail voltage - often 50v and over. Not what you need in your delicate bits! The TENS and EMS units use a small fly-back converter to step 3v from the battery up to anything up to 120v However they have a fairly limited output capability even in fault conditions.

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    Sorry about my delay in replying to this thread that I started! There's been quite a lot here for me to think about. I'll make a start...

    Heatseekher wrote:

    the big 'hit' that i did manage to diy was a multi purpose bench. It started life as an IKEA item and with sticky back plastic and superglue ( joking) turned it into a spanking horse that then turns into a kneeling bench / or a flat/inclined restraint platform for some bondage fun.

    oh and converted a chair by removing the seat pad, cutting a new one that had access to intimate 'areas' for restrained fun - used that with the mic stands and the wand/eros to good effect. oh yeah, a timed extension lead that turns on for anywhere between 15secs-4mins and off for teasing play.

    Oooh... all of those ideas sound exciting to me!

    I'm sure that I could persuade my wife that I need to buy a multi-purpose bench for DIY purposes. Conventional DIY purposes, at least (little does she know... ).

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    so what's on the 'build / make' list?

    DIY Sybian style machine

    hacked vibe with a decent motor ( think insertable with the power of a hitachi)

    custom vibe with ridges in the right places to stimulate all the internal hotspots not just the G.

    I'd like to build all of those sorts of devices for my wife (especially a Sybian-style machine!). I think I have the necessary skills, but I'm wary of safety/injury concerns from anything insertable and/or with moving parts.

    Maybe there's some documentation on-line from someone who has done it before...

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    doh, sure there was more that i had in mind! weight benches have interesting 'pervatible' possibilities, so looking for one of those locally ( easy to have that sitting around with no one teh wiser to its altwernative use)...

    Try Freecycle (in the UK) for the possibility of picking up a weight bench that's surplus to someone's requirements. You might get lucky!

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    @ Gyrator.....believe me i wouldn't intend on converting/playing with a 'mains' stereo unit. But i've seen plans/description for portable units ( think mp3 type speakers that run off batteries).......Must have a further play around with teh settings on teh units we have, i know that one has EMS as well as TENS patterns, like all these things i guess trial and error as well as how good the conductive surface is on a given day.

    @Cuddly Hub.

    homemade sybian style - there's no plans but have stumbled across a couple of folks that have created something simple using an orbital sander. Which sounds awful when mentioned in isolation - but logically thats a simplistic style of that machine.

    as for custom/hacked vibes. not trying to make that sound too easy but.....there's various kits like clone a willy. Therefore commercially there are products to diy a dildo. It isn't that much of a stretch of imagination/talent to think about housing a decent motor or 2 within a solid cylinder and then creating the softer moulded part to cover it. As for wiring etc an adjustable control off a redundant vive would make for an easy hack.

    good shout re/ Freecycle might well do that. Right now i want to finish off the existing bench ( need to upholseter it a bit better) .....and following that am tempted to install a couple of false ceiling lights into my den. The idea being that instead of having a visible hook which will raise questions we can pop the centre of the fitting out to access / hook onto chain hidden in the roof void.

    Oh and if you're serious about a bench - just google versahorse or sawhorse with obvious related words.....that may give you an idea or two. It was the starting point that i first saw ( but not the end point) for ours...

    anyway back on topic.....what ideas have folks got for a bit of diy kink or what have you diy'd already????

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    Catching up on a few more points that I wanted to reply to...

    shellyboo wrote:

    There's a whole forum on Fetlife dedicated to DIY toys -- mostly big items like bondage furniture though! It's amazing to see all the things people have made :)

    So far, I've been too scared to sign up to Fetlife (presumably this is necessary to see the forums) but I might have to consider it now. Not sure what to expect... gulp!

    rag doll wrote:

    i'd say about 50% of mine and Masters toys are DIY or pervertables.

    ...

    Great ideas! I imagine that there's a certain excitement to the art of fashioning kinky things out of everyday objects, like an X-rated MacGyver.

    rag doll wrote:

    hog tie set: lare O ring and 4 double ended trigger clips

    spredder bar: broom pole, rope, shiny tape (yet to test ourt)

    I've just realised that I have similar items to hand which I could readily adapt to perform these functions. Dare I?

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    if anyone finds plans for a homemade sybian machine please let me know, I know my OH would love this but there is no way I can afford over a £1000 at the mo :(

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    Heatseekher wrote:

    @ Gyrator.....believe me i wouldn't intend on converting/playing with a 'mains' stereo unit. But i've seen plans/description for portable units ( think mp3 type speakers that run off batteries).......Must have a further play around with teh settings on teh units we have, i know that one has EMS as well as TENS patterns, like all these things i guess trial and error as well as how good the conductive surface is on a given day.

    OK - re the battery audio amps you could simply try using a step-up transformer on the output. It could be a bit hit & miss without knowing the full spec on the amplifier but if I were trying this I would look at running a small (say 3va) mains transformer backwards. Such a transformer is designed to have 115v or 230v ac put in to one or both of the primary windings and give, if it's a 6v one, 6v ac out of the secondary winding(s). However, if you put 6v ac into its 'secondary' winding you would get 115v or 230v ac out of the 'primary'. Many of these little transformers have two input windings (both nominally 115v) and two output windings , both say 6v. By different connections you can get three different turns ratios from such a transformer - 6v in to 57.5v out, 6v in to 115v out, or 6v in to 230v out.

    You really need to know what the amp runs off and what the maximum swing of the output is to pick the best transformer. As you can see they are quite cheap:- http://www.rapidonline.com/Electrical-Power/115-230V-PCB-Mains-Dual-Transformers-518664/?sid=ba55b573-a0cd-4bdc-8952-3396095b82f3 I should say that this comes with a 'as I'm not in control I can take no responsibility for its outcome' disclaimer.

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