|Project by Natedog||posted 01-04-2011 06:10 AM||3374 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
I have always wanted a vintage survey scope, being a civil engineering grad, and finally found one on craigslist. The existing wood for the tripod was some pine in pretty bad shape and I decided to replace the pine with leopardwood. Each leg is made up of three 1”x1”x36” pieces. Brass screws and bolts were used for the connections.
Pic 2: The lower leg is cut to 1/2” wide, instead of 1”, at the lap connection to the upper leg. This helped reducing the bending of the upper legs that sandwich the 1/4” thick plate top bracket.
Pic 3: The hole in the piece on the bolt head side is threaded, the wing-nut side is a standard hole. This allows for loosening and tightening of the wing-nut without needing a screw driver to keep the bolt head from spinning.