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Given that our land here has been like concrete all summer those poles wouldn't have lasted 5 minutes. I have resorted to the use of a slide hammer just to get stuff in the ground!

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Given that our land here has been like concrete all summer those poles wouldn't have lasted 5 minutes. I have resorted to the use of a slide hammer just to get stuff in the ground!

 

How not? These have some serious heavy duty spikes on them :yes:

 

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I've been and bought myself 4 washing line poles at £2.99 each and got 4 sturdy looking shelf brackets at £1.49 each from Wilko's. Now where might I find some ground spikes? :lol:

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My Dad is trying to source me some steel angle of similar size at the moment and looking at B&Q similar size of steel angle is £4.92 and the ali is £4.69. 1m will be enough for the 4 poles making the spikes £1.23 each.

 

Washing line pole: £2.99

Decent shelf bracket: £1.49 (Wilko's do them for 40-odd p but these are much more sturdy looking)

25cm steel ground spike: £1.23

Grdinging, welding and a splash of green paint: FOC

Grand total: £5.71 per hide pole

 

So the very most I could be paying for 4 twist lock, 4ft to 8ft extendible hide poles with kick plates and steel spikes is £22.84 (or £16.88 if my Dad find's some steel angle) instead of £45 for shop bought ones :good:

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I want to see quality mind George! Anybody can get washing line poles from the pound shop and some 46p shelf brackets with a tent peg gaffa taped to the bottom but it will never compare to my Dad's 30-odd years as a welder :good::huh::blush: :blink:

 

Just wait until you see the 12 decoys I bought for a tenner which my design student girlfriend has been tasked with painting :blink:

 

I am the king of penny pinching. I shall beat be your score of £5.71 - just you wait :blink:

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ok, Ive succumbed to the idea, and just bought 5 poles from wilkinsons at £15, at that price, its worth trying, compared to £55 for purpose made ones, luckerly I have 5 angle iron brackets in the garage, that with a bit of angle grinding, will make the spike and foot plate in one

I'll get some pics up once I get into the "blue peter" frame of mind :blink:

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As I bought some camo net on here a few days ago guess I had best join in.

Like the look of the spikes and bracket jobbies. I shall get me poles n stuff and knock one up over the weekend. Cheers for the idea. :blink: Can't wait to see wife and kids faces when they see it. They think I'm barmy at the best of times :blink:

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How is everyone getting on with the washing-line hide poles? I still haven't started as I don't have the spikes sorted yet

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ok, well after the computer went up the swanney last week, gave me some free time to give it a go, total cost was £45

thats £15 for the wilkinsons poles

£27 camo netting

£3 can of spray

everything else was sourced from the garage/junk

 

5 heavy duty angle iron shelf brackets cut down to become the footplate and spike, I was going to just bolt them to the poles, but then started thinking that when lugging them around they could be a bit dangerous, whack you in the head etc, so decieded I wanted them to be detachable

 

having read the book "the pigeon shooter" by John Batley I liked his design on hide, but that meant a fair bit of netting, so although a lot of people dont like ex army netting, I went for this as its CHEAP :stupid:

a 4.5mtr square, cut in half and re joined gives me 9mtrs x 2mtrs plus the join is at the back, giving me an access point

 

anyway, heres a few pictures of the finished hide

 

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/eastl...26112009328.jpg

 

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/eastl...26112009331.jpg

 

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/eastl...01122009337.jpg

 

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/eastl...26112009332.jpg

 

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/eastl...26112009334.jpg

 

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/eastl...01122009340.jpg

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