Make an instant flag base

I started marking our field driveways during harvest with 5-foot-tall plot flags so semi drivers from the elevator would know which field to enter and which entrance to use. The problem was pushing the fiberglass flag pole into the hard, dry ground, especially near gravel driveways. So I used a ¾-inch steel stake, commonly used to secure concrete forms. Then I welded a ⅜-inch pipe to the side of it as a receiver for the ¼-inch-diameter flag pole and a T-handle near the top for pulling the stake out. I can either push or pound them in. Painted bright orange, they are easy to find in the grass or field.   

Ken Miller of Rochelle, Illinois

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