|Project by TheCaver||posted 11-12-2008 06:32 AM||2263 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
I needed a nice, steady tripod to hold a 4 bar binocular mount for astronomy purposes so I built this.
Its made from quartersawn cherry for the main legs and tray arms, paduk for the leg guides and tray sides, walnut for the main rotating mount, and oak ply for the tray base.
I made some aluminum plates with a hole in the middle so that the legs are adjustable, which I should really replace with brass. The mount is made from (3) 6/4 walnut blocks joined at 60 degree angles, as are the cherry tray support arms. I also made a swivel mount from some 3/4” baltic birch.
This was pretty easy to build and is very sturdy.
If anyone wants some pics of the actual mount or anything, just let me know….
-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan