Re: Wooden Push Poles

Discussion in 'The Commercial Zone' started by flyfisheraa573, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. flyfisheraa573

    flyfisheraa573 Well-Known Member

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    pretty interesting...might save some folks some headache, depending on the price....

    by the by, what is the price?
     
  2. salt_life

    salt_life west coast punk!

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    650.00 for a wooden pushpole [smiley=smoker-bouncing.gif] [smiley=smoker-bouncing.gif]
     

  3. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    ok do you really mean $65? cause that seems about right for a really nice stick.
     
  4. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    I don't know about that FC,
    have you tried to find a piece of 18 foot long,
    clear grain cypress or fir lately?
    Bloody expensive lumber when you can find it!

    :eek:
     
  5. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    ok not to be a jerk here but I don't understand the justification of the price? What I mean is what are the benefits that make it more expensive then say a carbon fiber or extruded aluminum pole that weighs less? where man hours are concerned I understand them well after designing and building my boat, but I also know most people add drying times into man hour calculations to seem more dramatic. As far as a career I am a Firefighter/EMT.

    Brett I'm sure it is pricey, but isn't the point of projects like yours and mine to get the job done cheaply and simply? actually isn't that the point of this whole site when you think about it?
     
  6. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    what is the foot end made of ???, any picts. of the spike end...
    how are they sealed... thanks c&c -anytide
     
  7. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    ok not going to counterpoint, I'll just wish you good luck on your endever :)
     
  8. acme2000020000

    acme2000020000 I Love microskiff.com!

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    This is one expensive tooth pick man!
     
  9. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    Why the negativity bro? How about a little respect. If you can't coin up to buy one doesn't mean you should dis the man. ::)
     
  10. acme2000020000

    acme2000020000 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Any more pics??? Would like to see the whole stick plz...
     
  11. Conch_and_Cracker

    Conch_and_Cracker I Love microskiff.com!

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    Alright in talking with Mel at Ankona he said I should explian the process, so here it goes...
     
  12. Conch_and_Cracker

    Conch_and_Cracker I Love microskiff.com!

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    Edging the strips to form a round
     
  13. Conch_and_Cracker

    Conch_and_Cracker I Love microskiff.com!

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  14. Conch_and_Cracker

    Conch_and_Cracker I Love microskiff.com!

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    More pics as the process goes on
    And last pic is the end of the pole.
     
  15. Gramps

    Gramps Living &amp; Dying in 3/4 Time

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    That's some fine work there C&C! Looks awfully similar to building bamboo rods.
     
  16. Conch_and_Cracker

    Conch_and_Cracker I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks gramps,
    I never built a bamboo pole maybe I should try

    Ok this pole is a 13ftr with a Dia. of 1-1/4, the man wants to use for his canoe
    And It is glued together, now that the easy part is over, the fun begins tommorrow.
     
  17. Conch_and_Cracker

    Conch_and_Cracker I Love microskiff.com!

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    ok so the image was too large lets try this one

    Its glued up
     
  18. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    Incredible work! Can't wait to see the finished product! Well worth your asking price IMHO!

    Cheers
    Capt. Jan
     
  19. East_Cape

    East_Cape Well-Known Member

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    How long can you make them? Can you do a wodden wish bone foot?
    Looks good man.