Originally Posted by Hawk-eye
... what about bamboo poles 3 to 4 inches in diameter?
Good idea! I thought about that after my post. They'd be great for the first prototype, in my backyard. My neighbor can get me three 20' pieces... he uses them for temporary roofs over foundation excavation projects on his old house.
I was thinking primarily about transporting the parts with a car... what the heck, it's a Travois! Now we need a horse...