Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
Quote:Your best bet would probably be to build the tripod with a fairly large, solid, flat head to which you can attach a short pier extension. You can then attach different adapters to the pier extension using three bolts positioned around the circumference. Depending on your metal working capabilities, you could also attach the pier section directly to the tripod legs. There is very little standardization in mount bases, even within the same manufacturer's lines. There are many similar bases (like in the CG-5/GP style mounts), but even then the dimensions can vary quite a bit.