Introduction: Wooden Tripod

Most items I see in stores make me say "I can builds that for more money...". To mix it up a little, I decide to build this one for less! Tripods sell for literally 10's of dollars so I headed straight to the scrap bin. The legs are fully adjustable and the tripod is collapsable. The camera mounting bar accomidates two LED lights. I had someone suggest laminating multiple thin pieces of wood before cutting out the lower pivot point for strength. I think that is a really good idea but so far mine is holding up just fine. You don't need a CNC router to make this, a band saw would make quick work of the pivot points.

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SpartanSmoke (author)2017-10-04

Very nice tripod build. I think I go out and spend a few thousand dollars on woodshop power tools so I can spend a few hours of my time at $?/hour and build a wooden tripod from scrap lumber. Gee, couldn't I just pick up a pretty nice ready made tripod at a thrift shop for about $5.00 or even a brand new professional grade one for far less than the cost of a single power tool?

It really is a nice build. It's just not really practical for most of us.

dpmakestuff (author)SpartanSmoke2017-10-28

yeah... it was a fun build, then I burnt all my tools since I was done with them. You're on the wrong website bud. I think you're looking for Craigslist.

necdetgizem (author)2016-07-11

I love the mechanism! I favorited to add my to do list (=

Thanks for sharing!

splitbee (author)2016-02-09

wow that's a good (looks and hope it is) easy tripod good job

CHaD4HiM (author)2016-01-16

Very nice! I really enjoy your posts. Thanks!

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