Some of the joy of this hobby is to make your own equipment or building an
observatory, or making your own telescope, I have recently completed my own
pier to put my mount on when I want to observe, you might ask why do this if
you have a tripod, but the reality is that every time you carry the tripod in
or out you need to get it standing level, facing the right direction and so on.
So I decided enough, I will build my own pier and then all I have to do each
time I setup is to bolt the mount on and then start from parked position, thus
saving time and leaving more energy to be spent on the observing or