Build a Really Beautiful DIY Wooden Tripod

DIY Wooden Tripod

I recently stumbled upon the beautiful wooden tripod pictured above from this forum.  It’s meant to be used with a telescope, but the idea could easily be retrofitted to work with a camera.

The original instructions can be found here, and are quite detailed.  The only thing that would seemingly be difficult to source is the tripod hub.  A quick search revealed this Telescope WITH a Tripod for under $30.  That seems like an unbelievably low price, and looking at the reviews, it seems that you get what you pay for telescope-wise.

DIY Wooden Tripod Leg Drawing

One review of it did say, Continue reading

Wooden Bike GoPro Handlebar Mount

So there are many ready-made ways to mount your GoPro or other light camera to your bike, but most likely you’ve never seen a “GoPro handlebar mount” made quite like this:

Wooden GoPro Handlebar mount

First of all, the bar grips in this case are wooden.  I explain in more detail how this was done on my other site.   Using the super-glue tapping method described here, I inserted a small set screw in the bottom of my grips.  I also put a drop of Gorilla Glue (Amazon) on the 1/4-20 set screw from this assortment to keep everything tight.  Check out the video after the “continue reading” link to see me using it to test a set of tires. Continue reading