I made a hub.
From "stuff", I have laying around, I found a 7-1/2" circular piece of black anodized aluminum. (You know you hang on to something, saying, "I can use this someday"). The aluminum is about 1/4" thick and has a 1/2" lip around the edge.
I also had a large piece of Oak, so I cut the Oak to the sizes I needed. I drilled holes in the disk to hold the Oak pieces. I drilled a 1/2" hole in the center of the disk, and drilled 5/16" holes in the Oak for the tripod bolts.
I assembled everything and place the hub on the tripod for final fitting. Everything looked good, thanks to planning ahead, and I tightened everything down.
This hub will allow me to mount my CG5 on the tripod.
When I grab the tripod I can't twist it. Even trying to man-handle it, it just doesn't move.
The Oak will look different than the Maple if I polyurethane it too, so I'm going to paint the Oak a glossy black.
Next - I'll get the CG5 mount on the tripod, and top it off with the 5" Apogee to see how she rides.
Edited by Garyth64, 28 August 2017 - 03:29 PM.