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PatrickB    Posted 02-03-2017 at 16:57:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Winter Project
  • I make stands for friends and relatives who like to go out and cut their own Christmas tree; been building them on and off for years. Lets see some pics of your project.

    Tyler (MD)    Posted 02-12-2017 at 07:46:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Very nice. Love the color!

    I remember my grandfather making a Christmas tree stand out of a truck brake drum. Welded a collar at the top w/tightening screws, welded a base to the drum to make it water tight. Added 4 legs to it so it wouldn't tip over. You would add water to one of the wheel stud holes. :-)

    Tyler

    PatickB    Posted 02-12-2017 at 10:46:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Tyler, I've seen your posts over the years of the things your grandfather has made, the're impressive.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-04-2017 at 09:02:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Good deal, Patrick! I have never had a very good tree stand. They are too dinky, too cheap, and couldn't hold a twig. If your leaks, try a bead of silicone around the inside bottom where it meets the inner wall. To me, stands today are not tall enough to securely hold a decent 6' tree. Why don't you do a write up on how you make them and submit to out HOW-TO's forum? I know it's not directly tractor related but I don't think we have any rules regarding that and besides who is going to object about Christmas???


    PS -I once had a girlfriend who was an outdoors person like me. We'd go hunting and fishing together. She taught me how to decorate our Christmas tree with fishing lures and bobbers. I have done this every year now even though she passed away from cancer about 18 years ago.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    PatrickB    Posted 02-04-2017 at 09:43:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Tim writes "If yours leaks, try a bead of silicone around the inside bottom where it meets the inner wall" lol If any of these leak, there are a whole bunch of people downwind of several nuclear plants that I welded pipe in that may be concerned.

    Jimmyjack    Posted 02-03-2017 at 18:34:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I make one almost the same kind and have them on my tree farm. I put pieces of 2 inch flat iron welded to the bottom and it seems to be more stable.

    j4nss(WNY)    Posted 02-03-2017 at 18:01:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Very nice stand. I bought one similar locally but the fabricator mounted the eye bolts in the top of the cylinder. If I fill it to the top it leaks..I may have Dave Smith add brackets to mine to move the bolts above the water level. We usually get a 10 foot tree so we need at least a 8" cylinder.

    PatrickB    Posted 02-03-2017 at 19:08:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • j4, my daughter had a 9 footer stuffed in one of my 5" stands last Christmas; there wasn't hardly any room left for water. That's where the big one is going.

    PatrickB    Posted 02-03-2017 at 17:58:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Charles, I don't sell them, I give 'em away. Got everything laying around here but the eyebolts. They are time consuming though. The 1/4" plate in the bottom has a 3/8" sharpened bolt welded in the middle to impale the trunk on.

    Charles (N.C.)    Posted 02-03-2017 at 17:17:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • WOW,,that is a nice stand.Does it have a bottom to hold water? I've had one for a few years that holds water but,,,not as nice as yours.I imagine they sell quickly.

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