This downside can be easily overcome. Just use long bolts and wing nuts to attach the angles to the 4x4. Voila! Slip out the bolts to detach the legs for storage. The legs will probably nest nicely until they begin to get bent over time. Furring strips can be attached with bolts and wing nuts too, for easy on-site conversion when needed.Originally posted by cls
you can build a decent pad using Ray Dunakin's method. you might have some of this stuff laying around the house.
get a 3/16" x 4' steel rod from the hardware store ($1.50)
get a flower pot for blast plate
get a section of 4x4, maybe 10"
get 4 angle irons, brackets, whatever.
stand the 4x4 up on end, drill a 3/16" hole in the top, screw the angles on the bottom, voila! if you need more stability, screw a 12" section of 1x2 furring strip to the angles.
the downside is this pad doesn't stow easily - the angles protrude no matter what you do with it. still, not bad for free.