I initially thought it was the uneven floor in the garden shed. So, for sometime, I was working around it by “packing” under the edges of the buckets to make them “even” and to remove most of the wobble. Beer cartons worked a treat!
However, upon close inspection, the issue became obvious.
As you can see from the first picture, the issue at hand was the outward bow in the bottom of the buckets. Since I only used sand to fill the buckets (i.e. not concrete like other people have used), it was a simple fix …
I removed the sand, and then added a plywood “base” to the bucket … I had some plywood laying around, so it was a cheap fix.
Lessons, tips and tricks:
1. Using sand in the buckets to hold the stands upright proved useful
2. If using a bucket like I did make sure it has a solid base to avoid the “bow” … or add a solid base 😉
3. Have level and stable stands. It really makes a huge difference!