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Author Topic: Wood mast sections.  (Read 466 times)
N5RMQ
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« on: July 01, 2005, 10:44:44 AM »

You have to be a really OLD TIMER to remember these. I believe they were made during WWII. I saw a set years ago that a friend had picked up at an Army Surplus Store. It was a set of hollow wooden mast sections that joined together to make about a 40' mast. I REALLY REALLY would like to find a set like this. Has anyone seen them or remember them? Thanks for all your help.
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HA5RXZ
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2005, 09:41:36 AM »

Man, that takes me back a few years.

In the UK your first port of call would be Anchor Surplus in Nottingham, they have all sorts of ex-military gear and I'm sure they could find a set.

I've no idea where you would go for these in the USA but it shouldn't be too difficult to make your own. If you get some lumber with (say) a three inch circular diameter they can be joined using some aluminum tube slipped over the ends. You'll need to pay very careful attention to weatherproofing the lumber.

Just out of curiosity, why are you looking for these?

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N5RMQ
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2005, 07:29:46 PM »

Thanks for the imput, but I don't think i will be in the UK anytime soon. The ones that I saw were HOLLOW They appeard to be a thin plywood that were wrapped around something round and glued, when dry they were slipped off the mold. They were hollow and very light. I wanted a set because I really thought they were neat. Thats my only reason I like neat stuff. Thanks
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