Old broken tripod=new collapsing shaft!

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Old broken tripod=new collapsing shaft!

Post by Richdebtomdom » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:48 pm

After a little clear out I found an old aluminium tripod that was busted.... soooo I converted it to a folding shaft for my X-Terra... I also added a Bluetooth transmitter so I now have wireless earphones :-)
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Re: Old broken tripod=new collapsing shaft!

Post by Fusion » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:26 pm

Yes, you can't deny tripods are useful, and cheap, too. I have a few obtained from car boot sales for typically £1 each. The only potential problem is the last bit of the lower rod, which really should be non-metallic ( eg. plastic, fibreglass ) and some engineering is needed to sort out the clevis hardware.
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Re: Old broken tripod=new collapsing shaft!

Post by sweepstick47 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:37 pm

Great use of something that was obviously retained for just such a project. At the time, the reasoning being - 'it may one day come in useful'. Well it did and that's a great example of thinking outside the box'. Nice job ::g Regards ss47
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Re: Old broken tripod=new collapsing shaft!

Post by Saki » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:57 pm

Fantastic idea ::g

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