Posted 06 July 2005 - 12:08 PM
I'm thinking of trying my hand at making a p-mount for my new Oberwerk 11x56s. I've seen some pictures and plans online and I think it is within my extremely limited woodworking experience (well...at least I know how to use some a drill and saw). I have some pressure treated 1x2s. Are these suitable for making the mount? Any suggestions/things to be aware of are welcome.
Posted 06 July 2005 - 01:03 PM
Here's pic of one I made using a UA Microstar mount (for the azimuth part).
Posted 06 July 2005 - 02:51 PM
There is a small removable base (a quick release plate?). If I remove the short screw from the underside I can replace it with a longer screw that will go up into the center vertical piece of the mount (I'm thinking a 2x2).
Another thought was to notch out the center vertical piece on the bottom to simulate the angled edges of the quick release plate. I wonder, though, if that will be too weak where the notches are cut. Ideally there should be no real side to side force or torque on the vertical piece if everthing is balance correctly but I'm not counting on that.
Posted 06 July 2005 - 04:34 PM
Posted 06 July 2005 - 08:25 PM
Posted 07 July 2005 - 12:33 PM
Thanks for sharing your mount and the link. I checked out the one you built and the other mount on the website that inspired you. That's one of the simplest and effective mounts I have seen. I have been meaning to build a p-mount for some time now, but I hadn't found the right balance of low-cost and performance. Until now.
Do a search of this forum of all the posts running back 5 or 6 months and use the search term "p-mount". You'll find quite a few informative threads about various p-mount designs.
Posted 07 July 2005 - 12:52 PM
You can pick up the crutches for a couple of dollars down at the local Goodwill or Salvation Army stores.
The crutches are incredibly strong and being wood, they damp quickly.
Good Luck with your search and project.
Posted 07 July 2005 - 12:57 PM
Posted 07 July 2005 - 01:26 PM
I have a Velbon deluxe 690. This is not a tripod I would mount ANYTHING but a 2# binocular on.
You should not attach the Pmount to the quick release plate, on any tripod.
Better quality tripods have a head that screws off the tripod centerpost top-plate. The Velbon has no tripod centerpost top-plate. It looks like the plastic head is crimped onto the centerpost.