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    Re: Commercial Tree Stand Repair

    Quote Originally Posted by Robb M. View Post
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    Re: Commercial Tree Stand Repair

    Nice work, now its a $1,000 Christmas tree stand.

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    Re: Commercial Tree Stand Repair

    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    Best suggestion so far....a piece flat extending to base of pipe incorporating the bolt thingy. You spread the load all over that thin wall crap. I think ShowBlues got it right
    I agree and it would have only increased the cost by ~$12. Here is what it could look like:

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    Re: Commercial Tree Stand Repair

    Nice CAD work Don, do you mind me asking what software you're using?

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    Re: Commercial Tree Stand Repair

    Why have tabs? Just drill through the tube?
    Last edited by tapwelder; 06-03-2020 at 10:34 PM.

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    Re: Commercial Tree Stand Repair

    Quote Originally Posted by camfab View Post
    Nice CAD work Don, do you mind me asking what software you're using?
    SolidWorks 2019

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    Re: Commercial Tree Stand Repair

    Quote Originally Posted by tapwelder View Post
    Why have tabs? Just drill through the tube?
    If you cut off the tabs and moved the nut down on the existing tube, it would significantly reduce the moment arm supporting the tree, which would increase the force on the nut and increase the stress and deflection on the wall of the tube.

    If you do a Google search on Christmas tree stands, you will see that they are all made with tabs. I am not sure why. It might be easier to install a PEM nut in a tab or strap as opposed to installing it in the tube. My understanding is that they use a press to install the PEM nuts.

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    Re: Commercial Tree Stand Repair

    I suspect. The extra unnecessary work justifies the price. Increase the length of the tube? If tabs at a must the cut them from the tube? Perhaps it is a product of somebody's drops pile.

    Again nice mod. No questioning your work.

    So, why not a $2k bike rack?
    Last edited by tapwelder; 06-04-2020 at 09:43 PM.

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