View Full Version : Walnut Tripod... revisited!
Well, I finished the rebuilding of the tripod due to my mishap. I decided to try the tri-lock design that the Reis Tripods have. Mind you now I'll try just about anything and being the cheap bastard that I am I had to see if I could build it. Thanks to all who sent me pictures of their tripods so I could give it a try.
Yes I know I built the parts out of Walnut and it won't be a solid as metal but it does work very well and seems sturdier than before. It locks tight and weights about the same as before.
Little wooden parts, i think your asking for it.
I'm not sure I would put my 11x14 camera on that tripod. Just doesn't feel like it would give me peace of mind especially if I have to maneuver the camera around when composing. With the Ries, I get a sense of solidity and security, it's the tripod for big cameras. Henry
Guys, thanks for your concern. I knew that I would get these concerns from everyone. Let me tell you this. I sat on the tripod last night! Now I don't weight all that much (135lbs.) but it holds me very well! It should hold my 16 lb. 11x14 0k. This is this same tripod I used for my 8x20 and 11x14 before. Why would it not work. The only reason it broke in the first place was due to a boulder that one of the legs was on twisted. It was a mistake on my part, not making sure the tripod was secure, not a weak tripod. Again, thanks for your concern. I guess I'll know for sure when I get it out in the field.
How much does it weigh now, it looks strong, no problem there, good going Jim.
It weights 11 lbs now with the majestic head. Just added 1 lb! That is nothing when you are shooting ULF.
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