Due to my age and some under control health issues my outdoor bug,butterfly and flower searching is limited if not non existent.
I have resolved myself to doing some work at my desk when the urge presents itself. Yes I know there are rails available on the market but I wanted to design one and have it fabricated. I have a machinist friend who will fabricate it for me if I come up with enough material so he will have one too.
My original thoughts are a cross block body made from brass and dovetail bars made from stainless. My present dimensions are,,,,,,, body 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 3/4" and dovetail bars 3/8" x 1 1/2" x "L" with "L" being of such length that I get 4" movement fore and aft and 2" sideways.The tilt and pan will be part of whatever I mount this on.
I still need to work out some details such as quick disconnect mounts above and below,gib adjustments on the dovetail bars etc.
Any and all comments accepted and if you have any scrap material laying around,smile
Here's a preliminary look see and if you want to take it, modify/copy, be my guest.
My ergonomic thoughts dictated to me that the adjustment knobs be on the left side and left front controlled with the left hand and the right hand would control the beer/coffee/remote trigger.smile again
Thanks for looking,,,dick