Flag pole kit without the pole G.C.
Build Your own spin-tube flag pole.
Hello; Here is a list of items that will come in your kit. The following complete directions of how to put it all together. 2 wooden balls in the package, one wooden ball for each end of the flag pole. There is 3 locks, 2 spin tubes and 2 pieces of peel and stick Velcro, We are also including a free 40 inch plastic sleeve that you can slip your flag into for storage and travel after you complete putting it on your spin pole.
Items that you will need that we don’t provide.
1. Glue. We use gorilla glue. You can get it almost anywhere. It dries clear and will really cement the balls to the ends of the wooden dowel.
2. A 3/8 inch wooden dowel. That is the diameter of the wooden dowel that all of the parts we are sending you will fit on. The wooden dowels come in 36 inch length and 48 inch lengths at the store. We use the 36 inch length. If you want a flag pole that will fit in a large suitcase for travel then you will want to have the wooden dowel cut off to the 33 inch length. Lowe’s or Home Depot will cut them for you if you can’t do it at home yourself.
3. You will want to make sure that the sleeve of the flag you are putting onto these poles is at least 1 inch wide to accommodate the pole with the spin tube on it.
Because most of us flag wavers used to always just make the sleeve wide enough for the plain wooden dowel to slide over and fit tightly a lot of flags can’t accommodate the poles with the spin tubes, but once you use the spinners with your flags you will soon be converting every flag you have. You will find that you will be able to do many more prophetic movements with the spin poles . If you have a flag that has a sleeve that is too small you can simply sew on a wider sleeve. If you don’t sew maybe you will know someone in your church who can help you with that.
How to put your pole together
1. Glue one ball on an end of the pole. Leave the second ball off until you are finished putting your flag together and have even threaded the completed pole through the sleeve of the flag you are putting on this spin tube flag pole. Putting the second ball on the opposite end of the pole will be the last thing you do. The reason is in case your sleeve width isn’t wide enough to slide over the 1 inch ball. You only need to have the sleeve wide enough to go over the 3/8 inch wooden dowel with the spin tube on it.
2. Stand the pole up putting the end with the ball on it on the top of a table holding the pole upright. Slide one of the plastic tubes onto the pole let it slide down to the ball. Then thread on one of the 1/4 inch locks onto the pole and slide it down to the spin tube. If the lock is too tight to move it easily on the pole then you can put the locks in boiling water for a few minutes and they will expand enough to be able to slide them easier. They will contract when they cool down. Leave about ½-1 inch of space between the spin tube and the lock then glue the lock in place. To glue it in place you find the space where you want to put the lock then move the lock back down, out of the way, and place a small amount of glue in the place where the lock will set, then slide the lock back up into place over the glue.
3. 3. Slide the next lock onto the pole. You will need to put your flag onto the pole at this point so you can measure where that last spin tube needs to be on the pole. After putting the lock on then slide the spin tube on and put it up to the lock. Then slide the last lock onto the pole up to the spin tube. Now you will want to see where to position the bottom spin tube so the sleeve covers it.
4. Put a piece of Velcro on the top of the spin tube that is at the top of your pole. We peel and stick it on then peel and stick the opposite part to it then slide the sleeve of the flag up over it and stick it down to it. Then you will be able to get an accurate measure of exactly where to place the bottom spin tube. 5. Where the bottom of the sleeve is on the pole is where you will want to glue the bottom lock. You will want to keep at least 1 inch above at the top of the bottom spin tube open so the flag can spin freely on the pole. If you place the lock to tight up against any of the tubes your flag won’t spin freely.
6. Velcro the bottom of the flag sleeve onto the bottom of the spin tube. Now whirl your flag around so that you can see that it will spin freely around the pole.
7. Glue the ball on the end of the wooden dowel. If you think you will be wanting to slide this flag on and off to change flags out and the sleeve isn’t wide enough to accommodate the wooden ball then you can use the flag without the wooden ball on the end.