Glock23 wrote:Any pics clergy? What are you using for chains? That site was interesting by the way.
I want something that looks nice, the tire thing is just to white trash west virginia style for me. I think I would also have to have an old trans am up on blocks in my yard for that basket to feel at home (or even better, a firebird or t-bird). I am trying to avoid paying $20 for plans if I can do it myself or if someone already has the plans. Help!
Here's the thing. You mentioned that you prefer a permenant basket. The ones I make are good but not perms. They cost about $60 each (indeed the chain is the most $ part). Plus, they are a lot of work. I buy full lengths of 1/4 inch round steel (about $4 for 20 feet) and then bend the rings by hand. That's not too hard if you use a truck rim or a concrete garbage can or something like that as the guide. But again, it's a lot of bending, a lot of cutting steel a lot of welding and a lot of time. After all that, they are slightly heavy for portables (I use a cast iron umbrella stand to hold the pole. They're actaully pretty cheap). And the big drawback is there is no real protection from rust and the elements. Yes, you give em a good Tremclad-ing or some other paint, but they're not anodized or coated in any way. Mine don't sit out through the elements.
All that said, if you want something permenant you could up the guage of my design but then you'd have a serious tussle trying to bend it.
Other than that, I also throw in with the InStep. I have one and I love it. I'd have more but I'm in Canada and they won't ship here (getting the first one was struggle enough). It cost me $125 to get that basket, but as a citizen of the Land of the Brave, I think the guy previous to me is correct; you can get this from eBay really cheap. They are good baskets.
Presently I'm trying to buy some perm's for our course and I'm really liking the Turbo 24 (Gateway) and the Octopus (Discin).
Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.