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I am a surveyor by profession, and have made a few out of broken carbon fiber prism and GPS rover poles. The top sections are around 3/4" tube. I found some bushings that were the correct OD fie the tubes and had a 5/16 female thread. I epoxies them into the tube and then use a 5/16 stud to go to the bow. The other end is already threaded with 5/8 to go to surveying implements. I bought a knurled brass nut for on the ends. I'll take a picture of one if I remember.
 

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ive used a small diameter pvc pipe and a large bolt for the weight at the end. i just cut down the bolt 1/2 inch at a time until i found a weight i liked
 

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I did a few last week, the sizes 10",8" and 6". I did it with a carbon tube and 3d printed plugs, the weights were made it with washers and I put foam between to create a damping function.
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Here is one of mine that I started today! Just 3/4” PCV with copper fitting. On the other end I used a rubber cap I found at Home Depot used for a leg of furniture, and had a couple skateboard bearings laying around I repurposed for weight! I drilled holes with the intention of adding the Hoyt Shock Rods as dampeners!! I’ll post completed pics once I’ve painted it!!
 

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How did the 3D printed plugs work out for you? Were they strong enough to hold the carbon rod during shooting? What filament did you you - PLA, ABS,......?
 

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This is just the bottom 24” of a cheap fishing pole with a threaded rod, a couple arrow shafts for support and a collar (idk where it came from) for weight.

Kachow


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You can also use old ski poles made from aluminum or carbon. I pick some up at thrift shops for a few dollars.
 

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Old carbon shaft golf clubs too, and you can often get them for less than 5.00 at most of the thrift stores.
- Walking sticks
- Ski poles ...
 
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