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Making a Sturdy Wood Tripod

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#1 asaint

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 08:45 AM

Making a Sturdy Wood Tripod

#2 Tom T

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 09:03 AM

Hey Allister,

I ain't got no pictures.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 09:58 AM

Nope none for me either

#4 Jim Easterbrook

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 10:14 AM

I get the pictures when I use FireFox (my default browser). Trying it in Internet Explorer gives me blank spaces where the pictures should be.

I looked at the HTML source - it appears to be using some sort of script to load the images, instead of plain HTML, which could be the problem.

#5 John Jarosz

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 10:17 AM

I see the pictures with Netscape. :jump:

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 10:21 AM

actually the HTML file is generated by MS Word, so it might be a thing of relative links or something.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 10:32 AM

Hmmm,

I'm puzzled. I see pics with both my web browsers on my Mac.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 10:35 AM

ok, on my PC I see it with firefox but not Explorer.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 10:37 AM

ok, I'll clean up the MS tags and repost. Stand by.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 10:41 AM

Reposted. I see pics in all my browsers. Everyone else ok?

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 11:43 AM

Uh, Allister, could you please remove my email address? I already have 10 mortgages, 6 fake rollexes and supplies of Viagra for 20 years.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 12:40 PM

Excellent article - thankyou

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 04:08 PM

Are the legs adjustable so that you can level out the mount for unstable surfaces?

I read through your instructions twice and I don't recall seeing mention or provision for adjusting a leg or three.

Excellent "how-to" though.

Clear, dark skies,

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 04:33 PM

RAinbow: thanks!

Glen & Sheri: no. You would use your mount's alt and az adjustments to level the mount. An adjustable mount is longer and more difficult to make and beside, part of the sturdiness comes from the fact that the legs are fixed.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 06:18 PM

Fantastic article and effort

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 10:02 AM

Here you can find a very good article about an adjustable mount:
http://scopemaking.c...ipod/tripod.htm

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 01:09 PM

Excellent How To article!

I was thinking of doing this and you may have inspired me to start a new Winter project I wasn't planning on!

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