8. tripod

this design was also fairly ill concieved – but got there (ish ) in the end .

with the aid of various supports

the main factor being that i had GROSLY underestimated just how heavy this thing would be and just how much lateral deflection there is in CHEAP hump-back-bridge-bearings ! 🙂

essentially though, a big ‘boss’ cut from a tree cross section, cut into an hexagon with a chainsaw – furnished with various steel furniture and then painted with sealant/paint – i had plans for brass fittings etc . but time was too much of a factor

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