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Old Oct 30, 2006, 9:47 AM   #11
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Also, it looks like you did away with the lock nuts inside the brackets and went with
a tubular sleeve over the threaded rod. Much cleaner and more professional looking.
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Old Oct 30, 2006, 11:19 AM   #12
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Actually Fossil it's not a sleeve but rather an aluminum billet turned down to 3/8" in the center with a 1/2" stop on each end then turned down to 1/4" and threaded for the thumbnuts. Still light as a feather but has a more massive look to it! I've been looking at some Brass 3/8" threaded nipples for light fixtures that would give more adjustment than mine and be stronger than the 1/4" threaded rod. Also slotting the bottom plate to allow for different hole placement on different cameras. Might even look better than the one I made here and be more useful over a wider range of cameras. Looking into it today on the way to work. Thank goodness for A Lowes right next to the Plant I work in! LOL

PS check here and look at photo no. 2 and you'll see how the shaft was made.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=18

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You da man, Dawg!! This is truly a work of art!

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Old Nov 2, 2006, 5:18 PM   #14
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Thanks Dan. You and Bob have been my inspiration!

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Old Nov 5, 2006, 10:00 PM   #15
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bigdawg wrote:

Speaking of inspriation dawg, your brains and my need of a project got me to
this point. With only hand tools and no lathe at my beck and call, I wrestled this
into a finished item that works for me.
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Thanks Dan. You and Bob have been my inspiration!

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Old Nov 5, 2006, 10:55 PM   #16
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Beautiful work Foss. I like the acorn nut on top and the way you cut the top plate to allow use of the on-off switch and modes. Really looks good and to think it only took hand tools to do it! Now How well does it work for you?? And how soon will you be selling them on Ebay??? It's folks like you and Dan and Boily and Bob Mevis and a host of others that are not just enthusiast but are willing to actually do something that keeps my interest here! Well done my friend ...Well done! Truly a craftsman!


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