Your T-1 looks great! I especially like the hardwood Tripod Tray. Did you build that and the accessory box on it? Is is oak?
The blue metal try, on mine, is functional but lacks any "warmth", while yours is functional as well as beautiful. If you have any specs or drawings I would enjoy building one of those for my T-2 also.
BTW, Cory Suddarth cleaned and colllimated a few of my older binos and vintage zoom eyepiece and they all worked "like -new" when returned.
Thank you. I have the leather spreader straps but I put them away as I like the rigidity that a locking tray gives a tripod much more. I didn’t make it myself. It was made for me by a good friend who is a cabinet maker and master woodworker several years ago. The wood is baltic birch and it has three coats of Minwax polyurethane on it. The locking knobs came from Lowes. I don’t have any drawings but its an equilateral triangle approximately 17” on a side (vertex to vertex) with the vertices cut off. The box was finished the same way and is lined with green felt. It came unfinished from Michael’s Crafts. I polyurethaned it as well and lined it. I wanted them to match the lovely light wood of the Zeiss tripod as best I could.
Edited by Terra Nova, 24 August 2020 - 12:14 PM.