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1

Stake hole

Pop rivets

Screw hole

4

100 mm 4" flat bar

30 cm 12" flat bar

The finished side support is shown in Figure 1. Repeat the process for the remaining side supports you need to assemble.

Prepare the Main Base Section

5

Measure	the	aluminum	flat	bar	and	use	the	hacksaw	to	cut	a	length	that	is	twice	
the desired pole spacing for each base you want to make.
2

You need to drill two holes through the
flat bar that will fit the screws you bought.
These holes need to be countersunk as
shown in Figure 2. The spacing of the
holes depends on the spacing you have
selected for your weave poles. For example, if you want poles that are spaced
24" apart, then drill a hole 12" from the
end of your 48" piece of flat bar and then
another hole 24" from that one.

6

Repeat the process for the remaining bases you need.

Prepare the Pole Supports
Measure	the	aluminum	round	bar	and	use	the	hacksaw	to	cut	2	pieces	that	are	
200mm (8") long for each 2x2 base. These will be attached to the base to support
the PVC weave poles.
Drill an 8mm hole in one end of each and then use a hand tap to cut a thread on
the inside of the holes to suit the machine screws you are using.

Assemble the 2x2 Base
The weave pole base is assembled as shown in Figure 3 using a screwdriver
and a pair of grips to hold the round bar. The base can be disassembled with
the same tools.
3

The finished base is shown in Figure 4. No painting is required. Just cut the PVC
pipe to the length you want for the poles and drop the poles onto the pole supports
on the base as shown in Figure 5.

Additional Information
There is a big advantage to being able
to dismantle the weave pole bases. The
same side supports and pole supports
that are used for 2x2 bases can be
used for a full set of weave poles in two
six-pole segments by purchasing uncut
strips of flat bar (this normally comes in
4m (~13') lengths). Holes can be drilled
in the flat bar at different centers, so
for the cost of extra pieces of flat bar,
the bases can be assembled at different spacings so you can practice weave
poles used by different organizations.
If you don’t mind sometimes having a
length of flat protruding at each end of
the poles, the same length of flat bar
can be drilled at different spacing as illustrated in Figure 6. D

Dr. Lisa Henshaw BVSc is a small animal veterinarian in Sydney, Australia. She represented Australia at the IFCS World Agility Championships (WAC) in the UK in 2010. She
currently runs a 7-year-old Border Collie, Chappie (the dog in the photos), and a 2-year-old Border Collie, Savvy. Dr. Jim Hull PhD Agriculture is a turf grass consultant. He
runs Gidget, a 12-years-young Miniature Poodle. Gidget won a silver medal and two bronze medals in last year’s ANKC agility nationals. Both Lisa and Jim are ADAA judges.
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Clean Run - July 2013
Contents
Editorializing: “Internationalization” and Course Design Trends
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility
Backyard Dogs
Knowledge Equals Speed! Handling Positions: What Do They Mean to the Dog
Focus in the Ring Is Not Just for Dogs!
The 10-Minute Trainer
Power Paws Drills: Serp City
Thermal Imaging for the Agility Dog
Trainer/Student, Coach/Athlete
Channel Weaves Modified
The Judge’s Debriefing
Training with the Stars: Jenn Crank
The Construction Zone: Weatherproof 2x2 Weave Pole Bases
Look! Teaching Dogs Where to Focus
Busting the Myths: You Can Talk, You Can Smile, You Can Have Fun!
Out Spot Out! Teaching Independent Obstacle Performance, Part 4
Clean Run - July 2013 - Clean Run - July 2013
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Contents
Clean Run - July 2013 - 4
Clean Run - July 2013 - Editorializing: “Internationalization” and Course Design Trends
Clean Run - July 2013 - Tip of the Month
Clean Run - July 2013 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility
Clean Run - July 2013 - Backyard Dogs
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Clean Run - July 2013 - 10
Clean Run - July 2013 - Knowledge Equals Speed! Handling Positions: What Do They Mean to the Dog
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Clean Run - July 2013 - 15
Clean Run - July 2013 - Focus in the Ring Is Not Just for Dogs!
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Clean Run - July 2013 - The 10-Minute Trainer
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Power Paws Drills: Serp City
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Thermal Imaging for the Agility Dog
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Trainer/Student, Coach/Athlete
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Channel Weaves Modified
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Clean Run - July 2013 - The Judge’s Debriefing
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Training with the Stars: Jenn Crank
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Clean Run - July 2013 - The Construction Zone: Weatherproof 2x2 Weave Pole Bases
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Look! Teaching Dogs Where to Focus
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Busting the Myths: You Can Talk, You Can Smile, You Can Have Fun!
Clean Run - July 2013 - 60
Clean Run - July 2013 - 61
Clean Run - July 2013 - Out Spot Out! Teaching Independent Obstacle Performance, Part 4
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