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As a third-generation hardware store owner, licensed builder, and finish carpenter, my mission is to help you “do it right the first time!”  On this site, I share expert home and yard DIY advice in over 250 articles and videos. Feel free to dive in!

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  • Easy and Inexpensive Method to Carry a Banner or Sign (11/22/2021) by Blair Gilbert

    Quick to build, only requires ability to cut a groove in the base of the pole, a rope and a belt (which we all have one or two).

    Carrying a banner, a sign or other object if front of you can get heavy after only a few minutes of walking.

    As long as you can saw a groove in the base of the pole holding your object you can use a loop of rope from a belt to support the weight.

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