How To Build Your Own Hug Machine

 

Hug Machine Building Directions. 1

Base. 1

Sliding Side Panel 2

Sliding Side Panel 3

Fixed Panel 4

Support Bar. 4

Nylon webbing strap assembly. 5

Final Assembly. 7

Hug Machine 4x8 Plywood Cutting Diagram.. 8

Parts List 10

 

Hug Machine Building Directions

 

Base

  1. Purchase supplies on materials list. See page 8 for 4 x 8 plywood cutting diagram
  2. Have the plywood cut to dimensions while at place of purchase, if desired.
  3. Lay panel 1 flat. Place panel 5 flat on top along the length of panel 1 so they are flush on along the edges. Use 1 wood screws to attach panel 5 to panel 1. Repeat the process with panel 6 on top of panel 1 but on the opposite side.
  4. Using screws, attach one of the 18 slotted track on top of panel 1 next to panel 5 and flush with the end of panel 1. Repeat next to panel 6.
  5. Using 1 screws, attach panel 11 so it is flush with panel 5, the end of the slotted track, and the end of panel 1. Repeat with panel 12 on the opposite side. There should be enough gap between panel 11 and 12 to fit a piece of slotted track.
  6. Using a hack saw, cut an 18 piece of slotted track into a 12 piece.
  7. Attach the 12 piece of slotted track in between panel 11 and 12 with screws so it is flush with the end of panel 1.
  8. Attach panel 4 to panel 1 so it is flush with the end.

 

The base is now complete.


Sliding Side Panel

 

  1. Use wood screws to attach three 1- cabinet hinges to the 24 side of panel 2. See layout below. The two on the bottom will be used to attach panel 2 to the sliding track
  2. You may need to bore out the holes in the cabinet hinges with a inch drill bit so the -20 bolts can fit through.
  3. Attach velcro along the perimeter of the 3 sides without two hinges. The velcro should not be on the same side of the panel as the hinges.

 

 


Fixed Panel

 

  1. Attach 4 of the 3- hinges to the bottom panel 1 along the 24 side below the 18 slotted tracks. The outer hinges should be flush with the 30 bottom edge of panel 1. Space the other two hinges evenly along the 24 bottom edge of panel 1. The hinges should be oriented so that the round part of the hinge sticks out from panel 1 slightly. When the hinge is closed it should lay flush against the bottom of panel 1. Use 1 screws except when directly underneath the aluminum track. Under the track use screws.
  2. Next attach the hinges to panel 3. Place panel 3 at 90 degrees to panel 1 on top of panel 4,5,6 and the 18 tracks and flush to the edge. The end of panel 1 should be on top of 4,5,6 and the tracks. Flip the hinges on the bottom of panel 1 up and mark where the holes line up on panel 3.
  3. Turn both panels over and screw panel 3 to the hinges with screws. This should a allow panel 3 to lay flat against the bottom of panel 1 and move 270 degrees until perpendicular to the top of panel 1.
  4. Attach Velcro around the outer perimeter (3 sides not touching the hinges).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Bar

 

  1. Drill a hole at the end of panel 13 in the center of panel 13 and 1.5 inches from the end.
  2. Attach a 1.5 cabinet hinge to the other end of panel 13.
  3. Hole with bolt through to left and hinge to right. below


Nylon webbing strap assembly

 

  1. Cut three12 pieces of webbing from the 25ft roll. Use a lighter or heat gun to melt the ends and prevent fraying.
  2. Open the non-sliding panel so that it is flat. Turn the entire base over so the track is facing the ground. Attach the 12 pieces on the side of the non-sliding panel opposite to the hinges. Place two pieces at the edges and one in the middle. Use inch screws and to attach 3 inches of webbing to the panel. The reset should hang freely.

 

  1. Attach the 10ft pieces of webbing on the side of the sliding panel on the same side as the hinges at the same end as the single 1- cabinet hinge. Use inch screws and to attach 3 inches of webbing to the panel. The reset should hang freely.

 

  1. Attach the no sew clips to each piece of webbing. Female connectors on one panel, male on the other.

 


Head Rest

 

 

  1. Screw panel 7 and 8 together using 1 screws.
  2. Attach two 4 hinges to the 8 side of panel 7 using 1 screws.
  3. Attach two of the 18 slotted track sections to the to panel 8 flush with the edges.
  4. Screw panel 9 and 10 together using 1 screws.
  5. Attach the hinges to panel 9 so that the bottom of panels 7 and 8 fold up flush with panel 10. This allows the panels to fold flat onto each other and rotate 270 degrees to vertical.

  1. Place the headrest on an extra 8 piece of plywood. Mark where the hold in the headrest is.
  2. Use a large hole saw to cut a hole in the headrest support.
  3. Attach the pies of angle to the headrest support the same distance apart as the slotted tracks.
  4. Use the 3/8 -20 bolts and tab nuts to support the angle in the track.
  5. During first use, adjust it to the appropriate length and mark the position with a sharpie

 

Notes:

 

  1. Before placing the mattress in the frame make sure to check for screws that may be poking through. File any of these down so they are not poking up and will not puncture the mattress..
  2. Be careful to watch for pinches when adjusting the mattress and sliding panel position
  3. It may be more comfortable during use if a small pillow is placed between the knees.

Final Assembly

 

  1. Place the 3/8 -20 hex head bolts through the hinges that connect to the track. The weld nuts should go on the top of the hinge and the hex head goes into the track.
  2. Move the sliding panel out towards the end of the track and tighten down the bolts.
  3. Use a 1 -20 hex head bolt to connect panel 13 to the upper hinge on the sliding panel.
  4. Place a 3/8 -20 hex head bolt through the bottom hinge of panel 13 and place it in the 12 sliding track. Adjust the position of panel 13 until the desired angle of the sliding panel is reached.
  5. Attach the short and long pieces of nylon webbing from the sliding and non-sliding panel and adjust until desired board angle is reached.
  6. Partially inflate the mattress and place inside of the frame. The air pump should be at the top of the non sliding panel. The mattress should be flush with the side of the hug machine.
  7. Fully inflate the mattress. Mark where the velcro lines up with the mattress.
  8. Deflate and remove the mattress. Reinflate the mattress and place velcro along the marks.

 

SD_ColfleshD_Figure 6 Girl with Mattress Inflated, Head Down

 

 

Hug Machine 4x8 Plywood Cutting Diagram

 

 

Parts List

 

Parts list

number

Price

Location

Part Number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerobed matress

1

$99.99

www.Thinkaero.com

 

$99.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/8" 1/4-20 Hex Cap Bolt

4

$0.12

home depot

$0.48

3/4"1/4-20 Hex Cap Bolt

1

$0.20

home depot

$0.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1-1/2" Cabnet hinge 2pk

2

$4.49

home depot

 

 

$8.98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-1/2" Door Hinge

4

$1.49

home depot

 

 

$5.96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1" wood screws 100pk

1

$3.75

home depot

 

 

$3.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/2" wood screws 100pk

1

$3.75

home depot

 

 

$3.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2'x4' birch ply handypanel (or one 4'x8' plywood sheet)

5

$8.75

home depot

 

 

$43.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2"x15ft Velcro

1

$26.00

lowes

 

 

$26.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nylon Webbing/ft

35

$0.45

mcmaster.com

3510T121

$15.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

18" Length T-Slot Mounting track

4

$3.59

mcmaster.com

1850A11

 

$14.36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/4-20 Steel Tab-Base Weld nut 25 pk

1

$5.70

mcmaster.com

98001A130

$5.70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Sew Plastic Buckle 10 pk

1

$6.29

mcmaster.com

29705T86

 

$6.29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Rest Pillow

1

$9.95

bestmassagetable.com

 

$9.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

$244.91