Tripod mount nut - el cheapo way for DIYers

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  1. q_x

    q_x Member

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    Good news!
    I've discovered today that 120 film roll can be used as a tripod mount nut - you can put the screw into the roll top/bottom holes with moderate to high force (the cross-type rolls are lighter (Ilford?), than the single-slit ones (Agfa?) are tough, there is something like 0,5 mm to carve with the tripod screw).

    Just sharing the idea.

    Cheers
     
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  2. Mike Wilde

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    I replaced the tripod nut in an old crown graphic with a 1/4-20 flange nut meant for assembling particle board furniture - a whole $0.63 from the home depot, and about 2 hours of fiddiling to get the camera apart and back together after taking out the old stripped one, and filing the top flange of the new one to accomodate where the OEM screws want to hold it in place.
     
  3. reellis67

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    I have done the same, Mike, with my 4x5 Korona, which someone had apparently tried to carry on the end of a tripod (as Art would say, "it wasn't me!"). This caused a) the shearing off of the factory brass hardware, and subsequently b) the sale of the camera to me, in very rickety condition as you can imagine. And, I suppose c) my refurbishment of same (which entailed a lot of joinery) with the addition of the installation of a modern T-nut from the hardware store - the same size as mentioned above. Works like a champ by the way. If you need a longer barrel,you can get them from Rockler Woodworking (online). I found the standard length to work quite well.

    - Randy