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    Handmade walking stick/mono pod combo

    Finally came to the conclusion that I could no longer hold 1/30th without support. Carrying surplus equipment, even on short hikes, has become more than my old body can handle, so I came up with the following solution:



    The cap above the leather grip unscrews from the top to reveal the tripod stud, with the platform right at 60 inches, I have my viewfinder exactly at eye level. Made from a sugar maple sapling, it should be around longer than I am!

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    Handmade walking stick/mono pod combo

    Great idea!

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    Wow thats a beauty! Nice work! Did you put a metal spike at the foot? or rubber pad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikg View Post
    Great idea!
    Thanks Erik!
    Get out and shoot!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings View Post
    Wow thats a beauty! Nice work! Did you put a metal spike at the foot? or rubber pad?
    Thanks Newt, I left a "Y" at the bottom, seems to get good traction so far in most situations. Probably wouldn't work well on sheer rock, but I doubt I'll be doing much rock climbing any more!

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    Like it. I had a commercial walking monopod from LL Bean, well they resold them, was never as nice as yours. Good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daleeman View Post
    Like it. I had a commercial walking monopod from LL Bean, well they resold them, was never as nice as yours. Good job.
    Thanks, after the first few hours with the round file, I was wondering if it was such a bright idea. Tried it without the grooves first, but it was just too heavy. It's down to just over 1 lb. now.

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    You could SELL this!
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
    You could SELL this!
    LOL, yeah, but too many hours of work in it, no way to charge an affordable price, and still make a profit. Had the same problem with my leather shop. Sold bass guitar straps for anywhere from $100 to $300, but I was spending 10 to 12 hours on a project. Had very happy customers, but no profit margin.

    I'm glad you like it though!

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    Handmade walking stick/mono pod combo

    Or you could just buy this....

    http://www.rei.com/product/809073/mo...-trekking-pole

    Or this...

    http://www.rei.com/product/745686/re...ck-light-staff

    Cheers


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