Surveyors Tripod's. I finally got a good look at a nice one.
For the last 20+ years I have been a IT nerd, but before that I put myself through college working many odd jobs, and have maybe 3-4 years woring in the renovation construction area, (Both Buisness and Residential)
I currently do not have a full time job. My brother in law owns a commercial sewage line company, and about a week ago he told me if I was ever looking for work, that he could toss me on one of his crews, (I was all in, and got the call last night). This morning I showed up on site 1/2 hour early.
Today was my first day on the job, and all I have to say is "Wow, these guys work really hard, and there work ethic is 2nd to none". I was really impressed, and tried to put on a good effort from myself to try my best to fit in with the crew. I also enjoyed and laughed at a few of jokes that no longer get told in the corporate world, and if they did would result in a instant appointment with HR.
It was a refreshing change of pace. Today we put in in a 10 1/2 hour day with two 15 minute breaks. The opportunity to do some manual labor felt good, and I was happy to find that after all theese years I still got that capability in me. I'm starting to get up there in age, (Mid to upper 40's), but don't think I was the oldest guy on this crew, at least 1/2 of them were what I precieved to be a similar age.
Since I made some money today I also ordered a few in-expensive telescope parts I wanted for a while, but have had placed on hold.
There was a really nice tripod on site that they used about every 20 feet to check the drainage angles, I checked it out and it was very sturdy "Much nicer than the ones in my current telescope inventory". Tommorow I will ask one of the guys to show me how it is used, and also let the rest of them know they can call me over at anytime whenever they need help with other responcibilities.
How many of you have modified theese to be used with telescopes?
Edited by Mbinoc, 18 September 2019 - 09:39 PM.