First I bought a pine board and cut it to 15" x 16"
I then purchased a 1/4" threaded brass insert to hold the tri-pod attachment.
Drilled a hole for the threaded fitting,
And then mounted the camera/tri-pod attachment
Next I attached the board to the easel to see how it fit
That worked fine, now I needed a table to hold my painting supplies.
I found these plastic hook type things in the plumbing section at Lowes. I have no idea what they are but I thought they might work for my shelf.I tried them on the tri-pod, and they seemed as though they would work, although they drooped a little.
I mounted my make shift bracket on a board
I added a clamp, then tried it on the tri-pod. Looked okay!
I covered the board with some rubber weaved shelf liner, and here is the finished product. I think it will work just fine. Except for one thing.....It has been a 101 in shade here for a week....I think I will wait a while before I try this out!