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Scanning4Comets
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Re: Parker-style tripod and extension new [Re: btb]
      #5670132 - 02/09/13 04:24 AM

Exceptional workmanship!

Cheers,


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Dave O
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Re: Parker-style tripod and extension new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5670181 - 02/09/13 05:51 AM

That really is very nice! Thanks so much for sharing.

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herrointment
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Re: Parker-style tripod and extension new [Re: Dave O]
      #5670197 - 02/09/13 06:39 AM

It is a great design. The CPC doesn't know it's not on the OEM tripod and the old C6R with a Orion Sky View Pro mount has a 2 second damping time which I didn't believe possible.

And of course, looking good has its own rewards!


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hottr6
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Re: Parker-style tripod and extension new [Re: herrointment]
      #5670481 - 02/09/13 10:43 AM

I can see where you ran out of copper tubing and had to use a nipple to make up for it. Clearly flawed, and you'll have to make another tripod. Send that old firewood to me.... I'll even pay for shipping.

Damn. Wish I was 10% as capable when working with wood.


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Kunama
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Re: Parker-style tripod and extension new [Re: hottr6]
      #5732795 - 03/14/13 07:23 PM

That's just beautiful !!!

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ed_turco
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Re: Parker-style tripod and extension new [Re: herrointment]
      #5734318 - 03/15/13 03:19 PM

As I've mentioned before, crutch legs would make dandy legs for that tripod head, though not as pretty as yours.

Just a thought.

Ed



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StarStuff1
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Re: Parker-style tripod and extension new [Re: ed_turco]
      #5734364 - 03/15/13 03:36 PM

Me likes!

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tim53
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Re: Parker-style tripod and extension new [Re: StarStuff1]
      #5734752 - 03/15/13 07:25 PM

Me too!

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herrointment
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Re: Parker-style tripod and extension new [Re: tim53]
      #5734918 - 03/15/13 08:40 PM

Thanks, all.

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Biff
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Re: Parker-style tripod and extension new [Re: herrointment]
      #5735300 - 03/15/13 11:40 PM

That's just awesome! I was going to design a tripod pretty much exactly like you've done but looks like you've done all the hard work already.... so if you sea tripod come up in the future by me you know where it came from!

One question on the sliding hub, is there something to lock it down once the legs are spread and set? or is it even needed?


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herrointment
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Re: Parker-style tripod and extension [Re: Biff]
      #5735407 - 03/16/13 01:11 AM

I put in a threaded dowel-screw type thing that closed a saw kerf in one of the plastic donuts. A snug slider fit is all it needed so I don't use it.

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