HOmemade Pole bending poles and bases

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    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.!
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    01-09-2012, 12:53 PM
Green Broke
Traffic cones. Stick a pole in them. BOOM. Pole bending poles!
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    01-09-2012, 01:09 PM
    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.
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    01-18-2012, 11:11 AM
    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.
    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.
    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.
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    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.
    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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