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Fozzie

The wood tripod twins

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This is the first time I've put my two mounts out together, mainly because I've only got one scope at the moment but I wanted to see them side by side now the home made tripods are both finished..

The left is Iroko, fixed height, the right is sapele and adjustable, carrying a skytee2 and my (favorite) Vixen GP.

I obviously can't decide between the two (vixen, always) but the skytee will allow a bigger scope in the future!

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Fozzie 

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They look fantastic fozzie, you should be delighted with them!

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Excellent looking tripods, what wood did you use? Thinking of making a  fixed one for my aok , mount john.

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Hiya John.

The lighter tripod (left) is made from Iroko wood, essentially an African teak alternative . The right is made from sapele, african mahogany alternative.. ordered both through Clive Walker Timber in Hunslet, they've a selection of hardwoods from walnut to ash.. 

Check out the threads in the DIY section.. bit more detail there..

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Steve

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Fozzie, you did a super job making them

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Magnificent !

 The Iroko is giving off an Art Nouveau vibe.

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Terrific stuff Fozzie, how good, and very functional, do they look! Well done,

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Gents, many thanks on the positive comments.. I promise no more tripod build threads for a while.. those observing chairs look nice though, don't they! ??

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55 minutes ago, Alan White said:

 must be that leg brace that does it of course ?

It looks good in black too, compliments the wood very well.. and makes a huge difference to the stability..

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