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    Quote Originally Posted by petez View Post
    My aluminum poles just arrived!..
    They'er a bit over 2 lbs each.

    Don't forget to secure the joints so things don't fall apart while you fiddle with it or move it. I originally used gaffer's tape until Mustardman showed us the way with these Snap Buttons.

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    tripod tying

    Great idea, those snap buttons
    How are some ways to lash these aluminum poles together at the top of the tripod??
    The TD stand uses a hinge when using wood for structure, but I don't want to do that to these round poles

    There must be a way do do a search for everything relevant, but when I try to search here it only uses one of my words to search for. How would I search on the forum for: aluminum hammock stand

    Thanks for all you help
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    This is how I do my bamboo tripods.



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    Lashing is agreat solution, especially if you want to break the stand down completely for travel. If you want to try a hardware solution, scroll back to post #535 and #568. I use round poles as well (wood). This solution is a permanent solution (like the hinge). I made mine 2 months ago and already have about a dozen nights on it. It is set up in my office at the moment. I've had no problems at all. It has held my #225 self and even my son and his girlfriend together in the ENO DN. i also have more details in the Bamboo Turtlelady stand thread. Currently I have a continuous loop of AmSteel hanging directly from the hardware to suspend the horizontal bar.
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    Yep, lash them like in hppyfngy's link...on the connecting pins so the lashing can't slip down.

    IMG_2417 (Medium).JPGIMG_2419 (Medium).JPG

    Lashing is the original way that turtlelady started this style stand for all of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Yep, lash them like in hppyfngy's link...on the connecting pins so the lashing can't slip down.

    IMG_2417 (Medium).JPGIMG_2419 (Medium).JPG

    Lashing is the original way that turtlelady started this style stand for all of us.
    Same here. That's a pretty universal approach for a 3-pole lashing and works well. After seeing gmcttr's setup I also bought the aluminum poles, snap buttons and built several identical setups. I LOVE them. Solid, easy and portable enough to fit in my Toyota Camry.
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    With all these cheaper sources for the poles people are finding, I'm thinking you could build a MustardDog stand for about half as much as I paid for the materials for mine...

    D'oh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by petez View Post
    My aluminum poles just arrived!
    Could not be happier
    Just the same as all the pics of military poles.
    Will make a wonderful portable hammock stand, but I think the total weight is more than 25 pounds
    Yip, heavy but very, very worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petez View Post
    Congrats on the purchase! Where'd you get that deal? I'm really tempted for car camping to have the 4' lengths...

    I found this about a month ago in this thread I think, cut and pasted it and sent it to the seller. Will let you know how they are tomorrow when they arrive FedEx.

    (After contacting an ebay seller directly, he sold me 16 poles for $54.99 shipped. The poles worked great for me and he would pass on this deal to other people as well. If you would like a bag with it it would be $5 more.)
    Their ebay name is little_apple_liquidation and their email is joshuagramp@gmail.com
    Definitely a good option. Don't forget to check Craigslist, though. I found someone about an hour away and avoided shipping altogether, getting 4 bags (enough for 3 sets) for $130.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    IMG_2417 (Medium).JPGIMG_2419 (Medium).JPG

    Lashing is the original way that turtlelady started this style stand for all of us.
    Good to see that you leave the lashing intact for transport. Does that work for multiple hangs or do you have to re-lash now and then?

    Just trying to gauge how quick this setup is. I really like it esp now that cheaper sources emerge. I'm still not too exited about the weight but something that fits in the trunk of a car is pretty attractive.

    And at these new improved prices it's really in line with the wooden stands...
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