Tarp poles - short length for jesse bags

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by AngryScot, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    My requirements are different than scotts, I need them for a cot not a tarp pole.
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  2. AngryScot

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    what a fun site, I may end up making a small fun tent for my son and this is perfect. The near .5" stuff looks pretty good choice for the poles. Not to spendy either.
    Nice :thumb
    Thanks!
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  3. AngryScot

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    So I was waling through the offices, and found a disgarded tripod sign holder.
    steel pipe with shock cords, about 4" too long for whay I want but with a cutter then could work pretty good.
    Going to take it home and hack the &^%* out of it and see what happens.....pics to follow!
    The cool thing is they have this plastic hook that adjusts in heightto hold a sign board, could be useful for hanging a jacket from or misc crap.....again pics to follow.......

    The cheapo scot at work! :lol3
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  4. AngryScot

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    So I took the sign holder home, cut the tripod center mount off.
    Then pulled the legs apart to get to the shock cord and cut one end.
    Pulled the cord out and trimmed all the pipes to 18.5 inches the exact inside lip of the jesse's.
    Fed the shock cord backthough duct taped to a bit o string to feed the last bit through. Clamped the end again and presto.
    2 x 3 pipe pieces with shock cord and 2 seperate pipes that can be used to make one end really high or make the two sets 1 pole higher.
    Took about 9 dremel cut off blades to finish it off :lol3 I could not find my hack saw.
    So pics......

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    length with no additional poles inserted
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    with one additional pole
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    details of the pole hook
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    and it all fits nicely in a tripod bag I have.
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    Next I have to try setting it up, I need a couple of rubber ends so it won't damage the tarp and I may go with a rubber insert that I can put a bolt through so I can use the grommet holes on the tarp too.
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  5. chrisathove

    chrisathove n00b

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    Search "short section tarp basha pole" on YouTube.
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  6. Racerman27410

    Racerman27410 Been here awhile

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  8. Treadless

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    Has anyone found any other nesting sectional poles available in the US?
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