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Who makes their own and who buys em' and if you make em' how do you do it and what do you use, Likewise if you buy them where do you get them.

I for one made mine out of Red Oak Dowels purchased from the hardware store and some brass, Cast Iron and stainless hardware, wrapped the tops in Deer Hide and applied Brass Ferrules to both ends Stainless spikes in the bottom ends and a light coat of Walnut Stain and a generous helping of Tung Oil.
 

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Well they were originally attached to some hardware store "Table and Chair Glides" which with a small amount of judicious drill work relenquished my treasure the Glide is now living in a junk box and the remainder is my ferrule, When I get the Digital Camera back I will take some pictures and see iffin' I Cain't post 'em here.

BTW I used 7/8" Dowels and a 1/4" Brass Stove Bolt for the Pivot
a few brass washers for a "Bearing" and spacer so they can be closed
the Cast Iron Wing Nut for tightening the whole thing up.
Brass Ferrules just to look nice and a pair of 5/16" stainless bolts 4" long with their little heads cut off and the tip sharpened, tried em' out on Sunday and they work like a champ, Now I need to make a shorter pair.
 

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Thought about using the Brass Part from a High Brass Shot shell but then thought I might like to use those for their inntended use, and I had no extra 50 brass :grin: but I sure wish I did. :twisted:
 

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Here is a link to a pic of the cross sticks I use. 36" long oak dowels, drilled where pic shows at 12" down from top and then 2" holes for terrain adjustment. I used a brass screw with wing nut. I bought a couple of large spikes and cut the heads off and sharpened the ends and drilled a hole in the bottom of each dowel for them. I use some very light leather strips at the top that I use as a wind flag to see which direction and velocity. I put a couple of strips of leather at the crotch to protect my rifles that I cut out of an old belt. I got everything I needed at Home Depot. Slap a little stain on and maybe a decoration and away you go. Good shootin'

http://image1ex.villagephotos.com/pubimage.asp?id_=2219290
 

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Roy Cobb, Made mine. (for prone)used 1" x 2" stock (zibra wood) 24" long. Drilled several ajustment holes about 1 1/2" appar, fastened with one brass bolt and a couple of brass washers. I glued felt material cut from the replacement soles used on the bottom of some hip waders and this stuff is great. Legal spikes and you have it. These are really pretty with the tigerwood and I have to keep an eye on them as several guys want to steal them. Peace!
 
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