I decided to not build a matching third tripod and ridgepole - poles posted in FS.
Well, the extra poles went to a local ham radio buff. I've got 4 extra Grainger snap buttons for securing pole sections that I'll drop in the post free to anyone building a pole stand.
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Last edited by perchancetodream; 01-28-2014 at 19:43.
I had a piece of aluminum plate laying around. The poles don't come out of the plate the 550 clove hitch keeps them in. after I trim the plate some it will all fit back into the surplus bag it came in three down three up.
where do I get the Grainger snap buttons
Order from Grainger online. If you've got a Grainger distribution center nearby, you can pick up there to save on shipping. Search term "snap buttons" to see the various sizes. I used part number 3DPZ8.
The snap buttons are a lot cheaper same quality qty 10 at zorotools.com part # G3446091 total price shipped was $4.98.
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Love your plate design and this is the direction I want to go as we work to replace our woodleg/hinged turtledog stand with aluminum pole setups ( mainly because of the shorter breakdown length). Any more info you can provide would be great. Thickness of plate, any bending/denting of plate or poles yet, more on plate/pole interface, size of plate holes, etc. It looks like the plate holes are straight rather than angled and the poles being spread wedge the plate from sliding down as does the change in pole diameter at the end. I had planned on making a plate with three leg receivers welded to it but this looks as if the leg receivers would be unnecessary. Please share any more specs or lessons learned. Thanks!