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Old 26-08-2019, 11:57 PM
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Yes. Once if I wanted something I had to build it cause many things I wanted did not exist or were unaffordable...and I enjoy it from a creative point of view..like art I guess..and you are not too bad at it ...mmm let me count up the projects of yours I know of...
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Me too I have learned a LOT of DIY since coming here

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Old 27-08-2019, 12:19 AM
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The pier is not a problem but the bit between the pier and the mount is...in the past I made these sort of things but there must be something I can buy..any pointers?
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Alex, I was able to get hold of a HEQ5 tripod and with the legs removed, I was able to attach it to a pier. I managed to find a photo of the offending article in situ before I sold the farm and moved into the 'burbs. It worked well enough. The trick was to attach it to the pier and for this I improvised some small bit of aluminium out of a one-inch profile. It wasn't pretty but it did work.

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Old 27-08-2019, 07:30 AM
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Me too I have learned a LOT of DIY since coming here

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http://www.spacegazer.com/index.asp?pageid=97497

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http://www.spacegazer.com/index.asp?pageid=97486


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Old 27-08-2019, 07:34 AM
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Alex, I was able to get hold of a HEQ5 tripod and with the legs removed, I was able to attach it to a pier. I managed to find a photo of the offending article in situ before I sold the farm and moved into the 'burbs. It worked well enough. The trick was to attach it to the pier and for this I improvised some small bit of aluminium out of a one-inch profile. It wasn't pretty but it did work.

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Thanks Peter.
Last night I came up with what I think will be my approach...but now I have some holes to dig...maybe today but I have been up for hours painting and I am really tired...
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Old 27-08-2019, 08:41 AM
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Thanks Peter.
Last night I came up with what I think will be my approach...but now I have some holes to dig...maybe today but I have been up for hours painting and I am really tired...
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Cheers Alex,

here are a couple more pics I took for you. I note that you have already settled on a course of action but rather than waste these pics, I will attach them for the amusement of others.

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Old 03-09-2019, 10:21 AM
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Cheers Alex,

here are a couple more pics I took for you. I note that you have already settled on a course of action but rather than waste these pics, I will attach them for the amusement of others.

Peter
Sorry for the delay in a reply.
First I thank you for going to the trouble of taking the photos and posting them.

What you show is really what I would like to do but it requires that I buy a welder, not a problem, but would have to build it in Sydney..anyways the more I have thought about it the more I have convinced myself that the ply and fiber glass overlay will do the job.
I mix black tile grout in my final layer of resin and lay a sheet of paper over the wet resin to produce a very smooth surface..so it should be strong and aesthetically pleasing...I will use two layers of form ply..which I have already rounded up.
Yesterday I took measurements and just about ready to start...
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