Posted 23 November 2004 - 09:22 AM
Posted 23 November 2004 - 10:07 AM
But the longer they get, the stonger they must be. I have one that is about 40cm long and full stainless steel (home made). Normally they do not go that long, I think 25 to 30cm or 8/10" is the max for hollow tube aluminium alloy.
Posted 23 November 2004 - 11:19 AM
Beware of stainless steel! While it looks nice and may be low maintenance, depending on the grade, stainless is by it's very nature, brittle and less durable than regular or even heat treated steel.
Check the wall thickness of any longer arm post you employ!
I have some 5/8" material if you need one cut to a specific length.
For the 12" "man-maker" post, I have a piece of stainless tubing that I use. I will check the wall thickness and try to determine the grade of the part.
Brant S. Fagan, SOC
Posted 23 November 2004 - 03:55 PM