I sure do like this. Having a dinky convertible = absolutely no trunk space. It would be nice for someone to come up with something that brakes down more. Yet, I don't think I'm the one to test this out either. I've been totally indecisive on stands, and have so many book marked it's pathetic. Just awaiting the perfect one.
This is pretty neat! I just cemented two 4x4 posts into my back yard so I can hang instead of doing the yard work.
Have not started working on THIS project yet, but I am anxious to try it.
This company sells aluminum tubing that telescopes, in 3 and 6 foot lengths.
Surely something they have will work, and the shipping is relatively cheap!
Just get some 3 foot sections like what you need and slide them together. Drill hole for pin.
Unfortunately, I have no idea what size to get .
Just a thought, use two identical hinges, with a removeable pin. Put a hinge on each side of the leg, bolted through the leg so that one set of bolts fastens both hinges. Put the two sections of leg together , add hinge pins, and it just might be strong enough to actually work.
I will probably build one of these stands, although godknows, I don't need any more stands.
I was at Lowe's this morning, looking at fence rails and fittings...I can tell you this: This big boy will not be hanging from a pair of those pot metal rail end fittings.
It may not be rocket science, but it's still science.
DXE-AT1505 Aluminum Tubing 3' x 1.875" x 0.058" wall, 6063-T832 drawn, no slits Ship Tomorrow $ 7.65 x 6 = $45.90
DXE-AT1506 Aluminum Tubing 3' x 2.000" x 0.058" wall, 6063-T832 drawn, no slits Ship Tomorrow $ 8.45 x 6 = $50.70
45.90 + $50.70 = $96.60 + $14.44 (shipping) = $111.04
OTOH, I've been using it for 8-9 months and have not seen any sign of weakness. I did shoot a screw through to attach it to the pole.
Let us know if you come up with a better end cap attachment!