A while ago I acquired 16 of those used military 4 foot aluminum poles that slide together, with a bag. I had planned to use them for a hammock stand, but my arms are getting weaker and weaker. Others have used these with great success. You get six for each stand and four for the bar across the top. Of course you can modify the length to suit yourself. They will make a great TD stand! I have made no modifications on them and now I would like to sell them for $65.00 including the bag. As you know shipping coasts are atrocious, so I would appreciate if someone who wants them could come and get them here in Rockport, MA, or maybe we could meet somewhere on the North Shore.
Please PM if interested.
Here is a link to what I was planning to do with them: