Originally Posted by petez
I cut a strip out of an old bleach bottle about 2 inches wide and wrapped it around one end on the inside of a tube.
That slides tight. Next I have to take a strip like that and wrap it on the outside on the other end of the tube that goes in it. Still trying to find a glue that sticks to the plastic.
I think bleach bottles are made of Polyethylene, or similar. You won't have much luck gluing that stuff to anything. I would suggest going with a different type of plastic. Nothing comes to mind off the top of my head right now though.
Also, if you do try gluing to the aluminum poles, make sure and prep the aluminum beforehand by etching the surface with vinegar.
I'm stoked to see how your project turns out! Keep us posted.