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    Source for a round tripod mount for a wooden camera

    I have been trying to find a source for a round tripod mount for a wooden camera. I have attached a photo of the type of mount I am looking for and if any member can help with a source it would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Source for a round tripod mount for a wooden camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Benton View Post
    I have been trying to find a source for a round tripod mount for a wooden camera. I have attached a photo of the type of mount I am looking for and if any member can help with a source it would be greatly appreciated.
    Can you give us an idea of the maximum diameter of the mount? Thank you.
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    Re: Source for a round tripod mount for a wooden camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Benton View Post
    I have been trying to find a source for a round tripod mount for a wooden camera. I have attached a photo of the type of mount I am looking for and if any member can help with a source it would be greatly appreciated.
    Hey Simon how many do you need? If it's one single female tripod mount for a project camera then you may just want to source one from a scrap camera bed.

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    Re: Source for a round tripod mount for a wooden camera

    I am looking for 8 and the maximum diameter should be 1 1/2 inches. I am building some point and shoot 4 X 5, 5 X 7 and 4 X 10 wooden cameras. Thanks for the replies.

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    Re: Source for a round tripod mount for a wooden camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Benton View Post
    I am looking for 8 and the maximum diameter should be 1 1/2 inches. I am building some point and shoot 4 X 5, 5 X 7 and 4 X 10 wooden cameras. Thanks for the replies.
    Do you have a drill press? If not, perhaps you should get one and a 5/16" drill-bit and 3/18-16 tap and be happy.

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    Re: Source for a round tripod mount for a wooden camera

    There are two types of T-Nuts you can get from a good hardware store, one has the prongs that stop rotation by going into the wood, but there is another that has holes for woodscrews that hold it in place...

    The decision you will make is that most of the T-Nuts are mounted underneath the wood, and the threaded part has to be the right depth to match the (tripod head?) screw... But some can be mounted to the surface of the wood...

    The type shown in the pix are available some places if you look carefully around... (VERY good hardware stores, marine supply, furniture part suppliers, etc???)

    Good luck!!!

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    Re: Source for a round tripod mount for a wooden camera

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Skink-tripo...-/381527993716


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    Re: Source for a round tripod mount for a wooden camera

    Simon, Skink photo on ebay sells them, probably others too. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Skink-Heavy...IAAOSwqYBWo0FT

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    Yeah, what Zak said.

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    Re: Source for a round tripod mount for a wooden camera

    Thank you! Just what I want.

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    Re: Source for a round tripod mount for a wooden camera

    The Skink tripod socket has the disadvantage of mounting on the outside surface of the camera with three tiny screws. Non-photographer engineers underestimate the strain imposed by a large camera on the tripod. Much stronger is an ordinary hardware store T-nut mounted from the inside of the camera with the threaded part extending through to the outside. The threaded sleeve can be filed down to be flush with the outside surface of the camera, or a hole for the flange be cut to seat the T-Nut deep enough for the threads to reach the bottom. As LabRat noted, T-nuts are available with prongs or screw holes. Use the latter.

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