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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:35 PM

DIY Cheap Surveyor Rubber Tripod Feet

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:01 PM

Nice DIY project report, Rob! I'm bookmarking this for future reference. :bow:

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:28 AM

interesting indeed. surprised I missed this article.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:49 PM

Rob, I have been wanting to replace the spikes on my tripod and yours is an easy and effective method. Thank you!!!

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#5 Rob Clark

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:23 PM

Thank you guys for the kind words.
This was my first article on CN :-). I appreciate the quick and positive feedback.

Have A Great Weekend!!!
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:28 AM

Excellent idea!

I ran off to the H/W store as soon as I saw this. Couldn't find 1-3/4" bolts anywhere so I went with 1-1/2" and used 9 flat washers instead of 10.

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#7 Bob Riggs

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:20 AM

Nice one, Rob. Thank you...

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:12 AM

Hey Ali!

Post #1 WELCOME!!!

And...good tip on the tripod feet, Rob.

#9 Rob Clark

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:53 PM

Hey guys, thanks for the responses -- I don't check this thread often.

Ali, welcome and that's great you made some feet, the 1.5" I imagine work fine. Post some pics of your new tripod feet, I'd like to see them :-).

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:15 AM

This may be too obvious to warrant mentioning, but I use the rubber tip protectors from trekking pole/hunting bipods (which have tungsten tips).

http://www.rei.com/p...-protectors/...,

They work well on my metal-tipped wooden tripod legs (The metal tips have no threaded holes).

I'm not familiar with the tip thread specs of aluminum surveyors tripods, but I wonder if this might screw right in?

http://www.mountaing...-Rubber-Tips...

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David






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