I had fun making agility stuff too! I made jumps, teeter, and weave poles from plans in the book "Dog Agility Equipment Construction Instructions" by Ann Embry. BTW, my neighbor's border collie mix showed up to play with our goldens. Wow she would make a great agility dog!
I love making stuff for agility! At first I made everything, but then I found the need to have to buy some things. Replaced my PVC teeter with a real one, same with the weaves. Bought some cool fold up jumps, PVC table was replaced with a real one... etc etc... I guess I have collected a lot over time!
We only bought the weaves. Oh and we bought a tunnel. Art made our jumps, table, teeter and tire. I would love to get a couple more tunnels and maybe a chute, all short of course as only so big of stuff my yard can handle.
We did buy snap on jump cups. Moving the cups Art made on a jump became a PITA. I want to get a folding jump but not for agility for HUNT TESTS! Take it out away from the test, let Quinn jump it until she says uncle, then she can go handle the holding blinds and run her test. We did that in our private lesson this weekend, and she stopped barking. I had a light bulb moment. Just one jump is all she needs.
My husband has had a lot of fun making equipment. Three jumps, a tire, and weave poles so far. I don't know if we actually saved all that much money, but he enjoyed working on them. Next comes a table and something to practice contacts. In an agility book, we saw plans for a combination dog walk and A-Frame that should work for now. A friend loaned us a couple of tunnels. Now if it will only stop raining for a while, we'll get a chance to really play.