Step 1: Materials
- An old broken tripod
- flash mount (found on an old tripod)
- Various nuts, bolts and washers (from the miscellaneous bin)
- Tripod handle (removed from a broken tripod)
- Various bearings ( removed from scooter wheels and rollerblades)
- Barbell handle and weights
- double-sided mounting tape ( to attach barbell to paint pole)
- Plastic block
- K'nex gears and chain (left over from project coaster)
- Wooster Sherlock Paint Pole (4'-8' pole purchased at Lowes for $30)
Step 2: Tripod Pole Mount
- I first marked the position of the hole I wanted to drill, making sure to leave enough material around the edge for strength.
- Luckily the pole has an exact diameter of 1-1/4" which matches my 1-1/4" forstner bit perfectly. I drilled the block all the way through and ended up with a very nice fit.
- I think drilled from the top of the block with a 1/4" drill bit so that I could put a bolt through the bottom of the quick-release plate, through the block, through the pole and out the top of the block.
- I capped it all with a washer and a lock nut.