Tripod Globe Holder

Globe on Tripod

Globe on Tripod

I was at a very interesting estate sale the other day and picked up a few items.

I don’t usually frequent estate sales, but this one was amazing. The home owner, who had recently passed, was a science teacher, watch repairman and a wood worker. I am now kicking myself for not picking up more items, but I can’t house the world. When I see a old brass BAUSCH & LOMB Microscope, I love it, I know it is totally cool, but really, what an I going to fdo with it? Where can I use it? I wish I had more time to sell items on ebay, but I’m really lazy when it comes to selling things. I tend to give them away on freecycle.org.

tripod

tripod

Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah. I did pick up an old telescope tripod. I did not know what I was going to do with it, but at under $5. I thought I’d pick it up.

I had it setting around in the family room for a bit looking nice and vintage. Then I saw some cool tripod based globe ideas like this one from National Geographic. I started to look up some DIY ideas and even came across this cool Black & Gold version from love and renovations.

As luck would have it, I had a globe in the basement collecting dust, or what ever else lives down there. Like I said, I only have so much room to house stuff I like. This was acquired when someone was downsizing.

The globe was in decent shape, but had too much silver/gray.

globe

globe

too much gray

too much gray

I took off the metal base and plastic and painted them flat black.

 

 

 

 

 

Once painted black, I had to fashion a connector. Lucky for me, I had some leftover copper from the steampunk entertainment center project.

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painted frame with copper connector

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frame to tripod base

base and connection

base and connection

The globe and tripod work well together and are looking good, on display!

finished!

finished!

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About brainstormrodeo

Engineer, Craftsman, Thinker
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