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BarrelRacer95 01-09-2012 12:19 PM

HOmemade Pole bending poles and bases
I am wanting to make my own pole bending poles and bases because going out and buying them are just so exspensive.! I heard that you can use pvc pipe as the poles and coffee cans as the bases. What do you use for homemade poles and bases? Thanks.!:D

MangoRoX87 01-09-2012 12:53 PM

Traffic cones. Stick a pole in them. BOOM. Pole bending poles!:D

BarrelRacer95 01-09-2012 01:09 PM


beau159 01-18-2012 01:54 AM

We made our with PVC pipes (couldn't tell you the diameter, but you can pick it out in the hardware store. Probably around 3 or 4 inches.)

And then we used ice cream pails to make the base. We tied the PVC pipes to a fence so that they would stand perfectly straight while the cement dries in the pails. And then for a while (until the pails fall apart in a year or two), you have a handle with which to carry them.

BarrelRacer95 01-18-2012 11:11 AM


draftgrl 01-20-2012 07:01 PM

If you get the next size up of pvc you can just use that to have set in the cement, then you can remove the poles for easier storage.

jumanji321 01-20-2012 07:36 PM

My mom and I were saving up milk jugs to put poles in to and then use expanding foam insulation to hold them in.

draftgrl 01-21-2012 12:08 AM

That expanding foam may be to light to hold them upright. Would probably be better to use sand or cement.

Idlepastures 01-21-2012 12:47 AM

We used traffic cones, pvc pipes, and the husband sealed the top of the traffic cone, then turned it upside down, and filled with cement.

jumanji321 01-22-2012 03:24 AM

I'm aware that it would be too light to hold up. We tried sand and that wouldn't work for our bases.

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