Disc Golf Goal Construction Plans Jul 9, 2006 16:35:00 GMT -6
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Jul 9, 2006 16:35:00 GMT -6
Instructions for making the Disc Golf goal (PULT)
You too can make a Disc Golf goal (or) Portable Ugly Lightweight Target (PULT)!
- 1 Cheap full-size wood-handled umbrella with 8 stays(I got one at the dollar store
- 20' of plastic chain (the most expensive part of the PULT)
- 1 giant plant pot saucer 24"-26" in diameter (look at your local giant hardware store)
- 1 package of cable ties (at least 10)
- 3' of 1" PVC pipe
- 1 strait 1" PVC pipe joint
- 1 plastic tent stake
- clothes line
- assorted screws
Upper chain assembly.
First check the fit of of the umbrella handle into the PVC pipe. Either whittle
it down or add some tape so that it fits snuggly 4-5" into the pipe and can be
easily inserted or removed.
Open the umbrella. Measure across opposite stays to get a 24" diameter, add an
additional inch to bend into a hook and cut the stays and material all the way
around. The stays are pretty tough so you will have to use a hack saw or better
wire cutters than I have. Save the extra material and stays, you may need them
later. Using pliers bend 1" of each stay into a loop. With the umbrella open, tie
equal lengths of clothes line between each loop so that the line is tight all the
way around. This keeps the stays from flopping around when a disc hits the chains.
If you wish, you can sew the umbrella material to the line to close off the top.
Cut 8 26" lengths of plastic chain and attach one to each of the bent loops on the
stays using cable ties. Use another cable tie to form a loop around the umbrella
shaft and through the bottom link of each length of chain.
Make a hole big enough to pass the umbrella handle through in the center of the
plant pot saucer. Don't make it any bigger than 1". Attach the PVC joint to the
bottom of the saucer directly under the hole by drilling holes and and securing it
with 4-6 small screws. To expand the catching area, drill small holes at an angle
through the sides and down through the bottom of the saucer. Push the left over stays
through the holes so that the umbrella material extends up and out to the sides.
You will probably have extra material and have to fold some over.