Photography ~ Gear/Kit–Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 [DIY Shelf–Update], 12/31

Yes, I have been busy working two aspects of this DIY: 1) the “finishing” [stain & oil] of the tripod shelf; and 2) designing & building a waterproof shoulder to go from the SOLOSHOT3 to the ground–wood shelf [and anything thereon] protected.

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Nothing special about these iPhone photographs, except they document DIY progress over the last 2 days. My focus is two-fold: 1) the have a functional utility shelf that supports suspended weight to stabilize tripod if needed and that looks good; and, 2) to protect it and the tripod from precipitation and look good too.

My build is based on the premise that the SOLOSHOT3 Raincover has a bottom opening large enough to fit around the top of the collar [former safety cone]–approximately 7-inches. I think it does!

I am pleased with what I have accomplished in the last 36 hours or so. My plan is to apply 3 more coats of Tung Oil and complete the project sometime tomorrow, 10/01/2017.