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APLJaK

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03-11-2009 04:34 AM

In addition to my previous question regarding a view camera, I would also like to build several wooden tripods. One for my new camera ;-) and a couple for another use altogether which I will reveal at a later time.

Obviously this could be a pretty simple project but I would like to come up with a functional, aesthetically pleasing tripod. I am looking for ideas for the legs, locks and top. I have started sketching some ideas but would be interested in any comments from others who may have taken on the challenge. Again, there is some info available on the ‘net’ but few detail are available.

Thanks

-- APLJaK Woodworking, Okanagan Valley, BC


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TheCaver

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#1 posted 03-11-2009 04:59 AM

Look at my projects, I have one made from cherry and padauk….

JC

-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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carlbigman

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#2 posted 03-11-2009 05:17 AM

Go to a good Art Supply Store and take a look at how Artist’s Easels are constructed. Many are very large and much heavier than a view camera and similar legs and joinery and hardware could be incorporated into your design. Just study the best made and heaviest to get some ideas about a portable tripod from that array of products. Supporting a heavy object of any kind while allowing for the most compact and durable legs and the most stable locking devices at all the joints may be very much similar.

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APLJaK

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#3 posted 03-11-2009 05:20 AM

Thanks Caver, Looks very nice!

Do you have any other pictures of the overall tripod and of the leg locking mechanisms?

-- APLJaK Woodworking, Okanagan Valley, BC

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APLJaK

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#4 posted 03-11-2009 05:21 AM

Carl

That’s a great idea. May have to plan a trip to the local art supply store.

-- APLJaK Woodworking, Okanagan Valley, BC

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carlbigman

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#5 posted 03-11-2009 09:22 AM

I’m glad that somebody actually got some use out of anything I contribute here. LOL This is the kind that I had in mind with brass wing nuts to lock its’ telescoping wooden legs and brass locking thumb knobs to lock the canvas down and clamp the canvas in place on the extendable canvas clamping board mechanism too.

http://www.pearlpaint.com/shop_details~ocID~~parentID~9500~categoryID~9498~sku~632222.htm

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Kindlingmaker

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#6 posted 03-11-2009 03:55 PM

When you go to the art store don’t forget to take your little digital camera! ...and there are museums out there that have beautiful camera items on display.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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TheCaver

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#7 posted 03-12-2009 02:24 AM

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/index.php?id=63,383,0,0,1,0

http://forums.astronomydaily.com/viewtopic.php?t=4037

Astronomy sites have some good reference…..I also built the parallelogram mount…but thats another story :)

JC

-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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maccue

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#8 posted 04-13-2012 07:33 AM

hi,
it is better to contact the locksmith services for the latest padlocks and locks,for a lowest price and trendy.

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Sylvain

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#9 posted 04-13-2012 02:34 PM

Have a look at Matthias Wandel’s :

http://woodgears.ca/tripod/

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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waho6o9

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#10 posted 04-13-2012 02:40 PM

http://lumberjocks.com/PopsHuckster/blog/13150

This one looks aesthetically pleasing.

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