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    Quote Originally Posted by dejoha View Post
    Thanks all for the interest. I'm getting three prototyped this week to test and hopefully a few more tweaked versions for an event on July 1-4.

    And although these are a car camping commodity, I want it to be sleek, good-looking, well thought out, and reproducible. In fact, I wonder if I should add a carrying handle on the top...or maybe a tube for a flag pole...

    Anyway, I'll keep you posted with the progress and when I'm ready to make mass orders.
    I think a carrying handle in the middle with two velcro straps out near the ends would enable someone to carry these.

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    We'll need to have a hangout where we beta test one of these when they're ready.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WonderMonkey View Post
    I think a carrying handle in the middle with two velcro straps out near the ends would enable someone to carry these.
    Yes, great idea! I was thinking of adding a handle on the top too. And a flagpole stand (well, a flag could just drop down the center).

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    We'll need to have a hangout where we beta test one of these when they're ready.
    Yea, verily.

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    any news on the prototype?
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    Thanks for the bump. My first attempt to get a welder fell through. I have a second welder in talks, and to be safe, I am reaching out to a third. I can't tell you how frustrating this is! How hard is it to weld a little metal; even for ready money?! Ive half a mind to learn how to weld and make these myself. Hard to find good help. Maybe I should outsource to china.

    While I stew in my own misery, we visited the (new to us) elementary school my kids will attend starting tomorrow and they had some cool hexagonal playground equipment with a style of the universal joint I am looking for. Unfortunately the company is now out of business (I spent some time trying to track them down).

    Maybe there is another way I can make these myself without relying on others.

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    Tsk... tsk

    As a true boyscout - nothing more than wooden poles(?), ropes and some good lashings are needed

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    You Are absolutely right bomber. Now I just need to find a grove of bamboo or some lodge poles. . I guess I could lash metal pipe...it seems like that's where I'm at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dejoha View Post
    I guess I could lash metal pipe...it seems like that's where I'm at.
    If tight enough, a lashing would hold up, even on a teflon coated pole

    Though not as streamlined and cool, as a nice custom project its cheap and effective...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber View Post
    If tight enough, a lashing would hold up, even on a teflon coated pole
    Actually, that's not true... I have learned through experience that no hitch or lashing will stay fast on an aluminum pole. You have to tape the pole, and lash the taped part.
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