Out of respect for Turtle Lady and Turtle dog, I didn't want to clog up her bamboo thread any more with a similar stand but uses hardware instead of lashing, and it's aluminum poles that are taken down and fits into my Camry Trunk.
I took the hardware from Artjrk, and used it for the surplus Military Aluminum poles others were using.
The Clips from Mustard Man at Grainger
The drilling from Breyman and Gmcttr
And the inspiration from everyone else's contribution on the Aluminum poles, as well as the Turtle Dog stand.
Here is the stand,
The Layout from Artjrk:
The process I used to get there:
I drilled 5/16" holes 43 inches up from the bottom of the pole (The tops are inconsistent by up to 1/8" and measuring from them will result in differences) and drilled through the thickest part of the pole, where the aluminum tube is combined with the inserted aluminum.
2 - 4 1/2 inch 5/16 bolts
2 - 4" 5/16 eye bolts
6 - Standard Washers ( For the bolt that goes through the poles, 3 for each tripod ) Picture shows 4 but I used 6
4- Larger Pan washers (2 for each eyebolt )
4 - 5/15 Nylon Lock nuts ( locking the 4 1/2" bolt and the eye bolt for each stand )
2 - 5/16 standard nuts ( For each eye Bolt)
2 - 3/8 inch pieces cut from 1/2" PVC pipe
10 - Grainger Snap clips to keep the poles together:
I cut the 3/8" piece of 1/2" pvc with wire cutters
Pressed it into the eyebolt:
Then used a torch to heat the nut and pressed it into the pvc pipe: (You can use a heat gun too)
Here is a pic of the eye bolt and the pan washers:
I did also insert 3- 3/8 nuts and 2- 5/16 lock washers that float over the 5/16 bolt inside each pole, but just in case it started to collapse for some reason internally, I would have something to stop it. Don't know if it's necessary but I am a big boy and the more sturdy the better, but likely just a wasted effort. The stand seemed very sturdy.
I plan to make better hardware limiters that is basically some Amsteel with a triangle of nylon surrounding it for a shelf on each side.