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I am considering making a wooden tripod and I can not find what the metal brackets that hold the extension legs secure are called, can anyone help please.

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Yes it is the metal rectangular bracket that encloses the main tripod leg and the extension leg an usually has a threaded knob to secure the extension leg.

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Oh I know what you mean. They're specific to the tripod I think. If you were making your own you'd need to come up with something else.

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Thanks for your input, I was hoping they were a normal item as they are used on all different types of wooden tripods.

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Yes Roland that is exactly what I am looking for but after several searches using various descriptions I have drawn a blank.

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yep... I just tried to do it also...

complete failure....

maybe something like  this one will lead you towards some ideas....

https://www.stage-electrics.co.uk/shop/sales/stage-engineering---mechanical/hook-clamps-suspensions-and-couplers/standard-48mm---50mm/u-bolts-and-saddle-clamps---48mm/product.aspx?code=504-9457&gclid=CjwKCAjw36DpBRAYEiwAmVVDMArjyY0DARmM-mHP-rvSX66SRlF8keNp1f6SWCIl6w5uBHzXwz5nmRoCvVcQAvD_BwE

(in fact, you just need the fixing plates (2 per one leg) with threaded hole in the center  - M8 or M10)...
maybe this one will not bend and thread is strong enough https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-strong-screw-or-bolt-on-plate-with-M10-threaded-hole-for-adjustable-foot-/311855155521

you can bolt plates together and use the central/clamping  hole for the bolt with the plate on one end, but I could not find any clamping bolts or just flat ends/shoes for M10....

Not sure, - just ideas... and probably wrong ones ;)

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Thanks for the info Roland, it certainly looks like they are a specialist part and not readily available, maybe if some of our diy experts see this thread they may be able to suggest something.

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