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#1 fishook

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 07:07 PM

What do you call this and where can I get three?

 

I am looking for the clamp.

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#2 Stellar1

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 07:09 PM

Well, there's some pieces of wood, a rubber pad, a thumb screw, any particular piece??



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Posted 19 February 2021 - 07:17 PM

If you're referring to the metal piece that holds the legs together, that is the kind of thing you pretty much have to make yourself, or have someone make for you. Good luck.



#4 havasman

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 07:17 PM

There's a set of tripod legs for sale on AstroMart.



#5 cookjaiii

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 08:00 PM

Shopgoodwill could be a good source of spare parts, but you'd probably have to buy a whole telescope and shipping charges may be too high to be practical.



#6 ngc7319_20

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 08:02 PM

The feet?

 

https://www.homedepo...89128/100138443


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#7 Sincos

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 08:40 PM

Hello fishook , in the vane of couder above, you could make them yourself. If you want factory looking good luck but if homemade will do, no wait hear me out, look at what you actually need. If as you say you want to replace all three leg clamps, measure how wide one piece is and x6 and get a piece of metal channel. Looks like this symbol  ]  find a piece that is wide enough to hold all three wooden shafts. If you are really lucky you might find a piece of aluminium square tube the would be just the right size. Either way then drill / tap a hole for the thumb screw. Only tools needed hacksaw and drill, oh yeah a tap that matches the thumb screw. Good luck doing it or explaining to your friend with the workshop  ; )



#8 godelescher

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 08:53 PM

Measure the total width and thickness of the tripod legs. Buy a piece of 14 or 16 gauge steel. Score it at those dimensions (twice + an overlap). Bend it into a rectangle. Drill it and tap it for a thumbscrew. Buy a thumbscrew.

 

Your total cost should be around $5 if you already have tools. If you don't have tools, take it to a sheet metal shop and ask them to make it for you. They can probably do it for $20


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#9 Russell Smith

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 08:53 PM

I have a set of legs from I think an eq1. 

PM me if interested. 

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#10 Kasmos

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 09:24 PM

Without more information we are all just guessing.

 

My guess, the OP is building their own tripod and is looking for only the clamps.

If it was for an existing set of legs, it would seem unlikely to need all three.



#11 AstroKerr

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 11:45 PM

Shopgoodwill could be a good source of spare parts, but you'd probably have to buy a whole telescope and shipping charges may be too high to be practical.

With patience, good chance you can get one from SGW (whole scope & tripod) to-the-door for under $25~$30. waytogo.gif


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#12 LukaszLu

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 06:52 AM

It is worth mentioning that you can buy a black structure aerosol varnish that gives this type of texture.



#13 Terra Nova

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 09:12 AM

:question:

 

https://youtu.be/452XjnaHr1A



#14 RalphMeisterTigerMan

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 10:18 AM

I have not seen one of these tripod leg clamps in decades. Try e-mailing Glen Speers from Antares/Skyinstruments and send a pic. Other than that I do not know where you could get one.

 

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#15 Couder

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 11:43 AM

It is worth mentioning that you can buy a black structure aerosol varnish that gives this type of texture.

I have textured paint, but not varnish. I've never heard of this. A Google search doesn't seem to bring it up. Can you point me to a source?



#16 LukaszLu

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 03:25 PM

Sorry, but I can't say the name of a specific product - in Poland there are many varnishes of this type intended mainly for car body repairs. In shops of this specialty, there are many different varnishes that give this type of granular texture, for example pretending to be plastic. I think there is much more of this in the US.



#17 schiefspiegler

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 03:02 PM

Black wrinkle spray paint is readily available at auto parts stores.




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