Handmade wooden tripod
Handmade wooden (ash) tripod is a very rigid support for newly restored 12 x 20 Folmer and Schwing! See the original design by Dick Streff at http://www.skgrimes.com/tpod/index.htm. Modifications were made as suggested by Dick in his notes - solid legs, reduced overall height and smaller top plate. I have also added a few mods of my own - different foot mounting, different head, foam block for holding legs when folded and cloth shelf for accessories. Adjustable legs are 36 in (91.5 cm) and total weight with head (Manfrotto/Bogen 162) is 17 lbs (7.72 kg).