Old Thalhammer wood tripod - replace broken pot metal lever

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Project by Scott posted 01-11-2015 07:33 PM 4505 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This old wood tripod uses pot metal for the levers that tighten the head, and one of them snapped off. They aren’t easily fixed, so I just replaced it with a cherry wood lever. Also, I needed a 3/8 size screw mount rather than the supplied 1/4, so rather than purchase an adapter, I just made one using a 3/8 inch bolt and some cherry. The second photo shows what the lever looked like before it broke.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 01-11-2015 05:10 PM

looks pretty good. cool tripod.

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#2 posted 04-01-2015 05:28 AM

Really nice upgrade!

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#3 posted 04-05-2015 06:39 PM

Yep that’s nice … been on LJ’s every day for a week now … Posting date of 10- 04-15 … Egad! does that mean it will be on till October??

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#4 posted 04-05-2015 10:30 PM

I will check with our techs next week to see what’s going on.

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#5 posted 04-06-2015 11:05 AM

I posted this back in January, so not sure why the date is different now. It must be some kind of system glitch…

-- Scott in North Carolina

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