Since I didn't like my last stand as it wasn't as stable as I would like I got the idea about making a tripod mount. It is a lot more stable than the wire one but it won't let you mount to a telescope, unless you build one of these tripods.
Step 1: Get Materials
-2 binder clips
-a craft stick(aka popsicle stick)
-a nut that fits on a tripod, they are not that hard to find, just dig around in the toolbox
The tools you will need are:
-clamp or vice grip
-hot glue or any other glue that you would feel comfortable with, it needs to be a little flexible though.
-super glue (optional)
Once you gather all your materials head on to step 2!
Step 2: Cut the Felt
Measure the width of the clip then cut it out. Do it again.
Step 3: Gluing the Felt
First you have to use the clamp to hold open the clip.
Then put glue (the hot glue or the super glue) on the felt and carefully slide the felt into the clip trying not to touch it, then use the popsicle stick to press it against the sides of the clip. Let it dry then close the clip.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the second clip.
Step 4: Glue Sticks to the Popsicle Stick.
Using some flexible glue, glue the binder clips to either end of the popsicle stick.