I have a Losmandy GM8 and LW tripod, and recently acquired an iOptron iEQ45. I'm very happy with the iEQ45, but less so with its accompanying Tri-Pier. There's nothing actually wrong with it -- I'd just rather use the LW Tripod, if possible.
It seems that what I need is something that can secure to the LW tripod, with this iOptron plate attached to the top of it. I imagine this "something" would be a disk of aluminum (?) with threaded shafts for the Losmandy TKS knobs, and the means to attach the iOptron top plate.
I'd love to hear any ideas the hive mind might have. Note that I have zero machining experience and no access to a shop where I could learn the hard way and make something myself. I wish I could. (And I'm really hoping I haven't missed an obvious solution that already exists. I've done some searching and called Losmandy, with no luck. I'm also waiting to hear back from Dan of Dan's Pier Top Plates about this.)