Quote Originally Posted by ozphoto View Post
Hadn't actually thought of that. . . . although I also have to admit, I'm certainly no DIY handyman brainchild either. Maybe I need to research that a little further as it could make for an interesting project.
You could also do it in timber (well, the upright anyway).

And, you wouldn't need to gear the whole height. A sliding box over the upright that can be pinned in to predrilled holes would set the general height. From there, have a geared rise/fall system just on this outer box for the fine focus.

Then again, you could always fix the head to a wall and make a variable height table under it!