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#1 equuleus


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:58 AM

Looking for a sturdy yet portable table (folds up or breaks down). Any suggestions?


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:43 PM

I was going to suggest a digital projector stand but after trying the one I have it isn't anywhere near stable enough IMHO. I'm wondering whether any portable table would have the same problem. Is there a particular reason you want to use a table? Have you considered mounting the scope to a photographic tripod?


#3 equuleus


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 03:18 PM

I'll try the tripod. I have a good one. I want to sit comfortably at the Q 3.5 with my adjustable stool. Was thinking I could get my feet and knees under a table. Depending on eyepiece position in equatorial mode I might be more likely to avoid the legs of a table than those of a tripod but maybe your idea will work.

#4 Mike E.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:23 PM

Google "Portable shooting bench".

Some Varmint hunters use a portable shooting bench with rotating seat to set their equipment upon. Perhaps one of these would work for you.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:58 AM

To toss in another option: a portable workbench. It's not elegant and falls a little short of a good tripod for stability but it's great to have the handy surface for eyepieces, charts, etc. I used a Ryobi QuickStand for a while when it wasn't in the workshop. The non-adjustable design gives near direct load transfer from top surface to ground. As far as I can tell it's no longer made but Black and Decker has a similar design:


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:19 PM

I've been using a portable Coleman aluminum roll up camping table. Works great, very sturdy, sets up in minutes, and is really easy to take down and store in its easy to carry case.


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