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    Majestic Tripod Head 1-1/2" Post Adapter (Model 800 adapter) - Request For Comments

    Hi Everyone,

    I decided to start a new thread specific to my adapter. I had an adapter made at a local machine shop that would allow me to mount my majestic tripod head to a regular 3/8" screw type tripod. Similar to Majestic's Model 800 adapter. It has a 1-1/2" diameter spud. I'm considering doing a small run of these and would like your input. Any suggestions for making it better? Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Majestic Tripod Head 1-1/2" Post Adapter (Model 800 adapter) - Request For Commen

    You already got set screws, else that would be an option. Are you satisfied with the 1/2"? height of the widest part - this could be made lower. You probably do not want to have it anodized, but if you make it yourself, a black paint on the widest part would look nice when you have in the lathe

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    Re: Majestic Tripod Head 1-1/2" Post Adapter (Model 800 adapter) - Request For Commen

    Quote Originally Posted by Oslolens View Post
    You already got set screws, else that would be an option. Are you satisfied with the 1/2"? height of the widest part - this could be made lower. You probably do not want to have it anodized, but if you make it yourself, a black paint on the widest part would look nice when you have in the lathe

    Big Wehman, Toyo 5x7" and a small Chamonix
    Thanks for your reply. I'm happy with the height and width of the widest part (the base). It feels solid, and somewhat over-engineered to me, which I like. I'm thinking of adding some knurling to the base too, for grip when mounting and removing from the tripod. It adds considerable cost to each piece though.

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    Re: Majestic Tripod Head 1-1/2" Post Adapter (Model 800 adapter) - Request For Commen

    Here's the final:







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    Hi Wolfy,

    Very nice (I'm a machinist, so I appreciate things that are well-done).

    I would add an anti-rotation screw on the bottom that could mate with any slot that might be on the tripod head.
    Majestic and other large tripod heads have such a slot, allowing the retaining screw to move back and forth.

    This hex-drive screw from McMaster-Carr has a 3/8" diameter smooth side that won't damage the tripod head:
    https://www.mcmaster.com/90332a131

    The particular item linked has a 1/4"-20 male thread, and is 1/2" long.
    Other thread sizes and head diameters are available. The thread size varies with the head diameter.

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    Re: Majestic Tripod Head 1-1/2" Post Adapter (Model 800 adapter) - Request For Commen

    Thanks for the idea, Leigh. Glad you like it too!

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    Re: Majestic Tripod Head 1-1/2" Post Adapter (Model 800 adapter) - Request For Commen

    Roughly how much did the machine shop charge you for this?

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    Re: Majestic Tripod Head 1-1/2" Post Adapter (Model 800 adapter) - Request For Commen

    Quote Originally Posted by MrFujicaman View Post
    Roughly how much did the machine shop charge you for this?
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