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#1 fmendes

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Posted 08 August 2022 - 12:57 PM

I had some interesting material leftovers from a work earlier this year, and decided to build a dolly for my iOptron CEM40+Literoc tripd. What's good about this material are the fittings, and also the format with a slot for M8 or 5/16" screws and nuts.

 

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For this build, I used two pieces of that profile and a joint:

 

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Joined them together with the joint (needed to drill holes for 3/16" screws both on the longer piece and the joint).

 

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Joined all main parts together. The profile is really tight on the joint, needed to use a rubber hammer to put them together:

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My tripod is the iOptron Literoc that has vibration dampeners permanently installed. That made the attachment between the tripod and dolly much easier. I used a large washer that will be used to attach the tripod to the dolly, through the vibration dampener. This cannot be tight, or the dampener loses its function.

 

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Finally, installed the tripod. The inner part cut above was turned into the handle of the lifting screws:

 

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Tested it last Saturday, worked fine. The casters I had laying on my desk for months have 7/8" wheels, making the whole kit a bit shaky. When I can, I'll put bigger casters. Also the bare end of the lifting screws scratches the pavement, I'll put a rubber or wood end there.
 


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