Hey guys, I was thinking of building a tripod just for kicks. I was thinking of taking three 5' metal poles and a plate of some sort and finding a way to connect them all together so the legs can extend in and out on a hinge (not telescope). Then i can just mount a ready-made head on it. I don't care if it is heavy, just that is ultra stable. I'm into sailing, so I was thinking of using mast sections or ~6' booms (or another spar) as legs. It would just be a fun summer project, something for a somewhat immature teenager to be able to say that he built a tripod out of sailboat parts. :greenpbl: Has anyone seen something like this done before? Would anyone have an idea about how to go about doing this? My main concern would be attaching the legs to the plate at the top. Any erm... advice... would be appreciated. Thanks.