Syew, I have a travel tripod that hasn't seen any use for a good few years since the quick release plate was lost during a move.
I have a normal tripod but I find it off-putting carrying such a bulky (although light) thing around. As such, I never take it out with me. My travel tripod, however, is so cute it could neatly fit in a (largeish) handbag and is lighter than the tiniest rock. I've seen a guy on youtube who made one from a wooden block and a quarter-inch screw, but that requires sawing and drilling (drill is broken) and, y'know, effort.
I don't mind effort, I even used toilet duck today (and it wasn't even my turn to clean the toilet!), but I don't fancy buying a new drill to make some shitty block of wood fit my tripod.
Had a look for a replacement on the webs but the only one I found that looked to be the right one was just over £7. Who am I, Bill Gates? I'm not made of money!
Anyone ever been in the same boat?
P.S. For the price of a new release plate I may as well just buy a second hand tripod...