|Project by Chris McDowell||posted 06-14-2014 01:46 AM||1535 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
I ended up making a video showing how to make one of these. Stupid easy to do. Watch it here.
If you are like me, you want to record videos (or shoot pictures), but cannot afford a dedicated HD camera. So you make do with what you have.
I’ve been recording videos with my iPad, but find it too big and bulky to work with. Plus, the mount I made for it was not working out and was too flimsy. I decided I like recording better with the iPhone, especially since the video quality is the same.
I recently saw a post somewhere by McGinn’s workshop on (person I am subscribed to on YouTube) and it gave me the idea to try it this way.
I used the mount that comes with a tripod.
If you have a tenoning jig, this would be much easier, but I don’t so I sandwiched a scrap piece between two stop blocks on my sled, made the cut then rotated the scrap piece 180 degrees and made a second pass. This centered the groove in the work piece.
Then I just kept adjusting the stop blocks until I ended up with the following picture and my iPhone fit snugly into the groove – a friction fit.
I then removed the mount from the tripod and the little screw that came with it.
A Kreg screw fits nicely into the hole. I also used a Kreg screw because it is a pan head or truss head type of screw, which won’t wedge into the hole in the plastic piece and possibly widen it. Otherwise, just use a normal screw with a washer. I don’t have any washers that are the right size so a Kreg screw was the solution for me.
Just screw straight into the bottom and then mount it to the tripod.
Super simple. Thanks to McGinn for the idea.