Old 16-08-2019, 12:01 PM
morls (Stephen)
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fixing alt. bolts NEQ6

Money is too tight to shell out for replacement bolts, so I've tried a fix for the stock ones. I was going to drill out the brass pin, but it pushed out really easily so I could re-use them. I used a punch to flatten the pins a bit, and will put a drop of glue on each to stop them falling out.
Seems good at the moment, will see how it goes when all the gear is on and I do an alignment in the field.
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Old Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Rainmaker (Matt)
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Nice little DIY
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Old Yesterday, 06:24 PM
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Good on you

I'm in the process of making two centre columns for my Gitzo tripod, the Gitzo ones are 130 EACH!!!! Mine are 10

Will finish them today

I enjoy making. Until I joined this forum I never did, since taking advice from members HERE I have a set of taps and dies, why pay silly prices when you can make AND enjoy
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