How To Make Your Own Tall Tripod

Going out and purchasing your own tall tripod can be very expensive. It can be a waste if it is not a tripod that you plan on using often. However, if you make your own, then you will be able to save plenty of money and make it however tall you desire.

Materials Needed

  • Drill Bit
  • Drill
  • Assistant
  • Three Fat Short Screws
  • One Two Foot Tripod
  • Three PVC Pipes Six Foot Tall 1 ΒΌ Inch
  • Three PVC Pipes Six Foot Tall 1 Inch
  • Three 1 Inch End Caps
  • Measuring Tape

Step 1: Prepare Materials

The first thing that you will need to do is test all of your materials out and make sure that they are compatible with one another. This means that the smaller PVC pipes will be able to fit securely inside the ones that are bigger. Make sure that they are at a comfortable height for you and that you will be able to adjust the tripod without any issues. Test the sturdiness of your pipes once you have them fit in with each other. The last thing that you need is a tall tripod that wobbles.

Step 2: Drill

Once you are certain that the materials fit with each other well, you will need to begin to drill. With your measuring tape, get a marker or a pen and mark the smaller pipe every six inches. You do not have to use six inches; use whatever space that you feel comfortable with. These marks will need to be correct and easy to see, as they will be able to tell you where it is that you will need to drill. The last two feet of the pipe do not need to have any marks on them. This area will not be drilled on at all. The drill bit that you choose will have to do with the screws that you are using. Make sure that the screws can be easily removed from the holes that you make.

Step 3: Attach

Once you have the holes drilled the screws inserted, it is time to put it all together. You will begin by getting the end caps and placing them on the pipes that are smaller. Once you have done this, simply insert the smaller pipes into the larger ones. This tripod is adjustable by removing the screws and placing them in a higher or lower hole. Be sure that you do this just one leg at a time. Make sure that your camera is not on the tripod until it is completely adjusted the way that you want it to be.

Step 4: Test It Out

Test out your new tall tripod without the camera first. Make sure that it is not going to be too wobbly or fall over once you have it set up the way that you want it to be. When you do first place your camera on it, have a friend nearby to help you watch it in case it begins to tilt.

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