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Project by albachippie posted 04-29-2013 10:06 PM 1347 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little prototype I came up with to sit my off camera flashes in. My other passion is photography, and, having bought some new radio flash triggers, there was no way to sit them on a table etc without buying some overpriced hot shoe adaptors. So, out to the shop I went with a rough idea of what I wanted. Found some scrap oak, set up the router table with a 5/8 flute, followed by a 3/4 dovetail, and this is what I ended up with! Saved myself about £40, and got some shop time in the process! All told, made 5 and took about 40mins. They are unfinished as yet. I think some wax will be the finish eventually. I am going to add a 1/4” nut to the underside, epoxied in, so I can tripod mount them

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl





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MT_Stringer

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#1 posted 04-30-2013 01:02 AM

Nice job.

I made a mount using one of those cheep spring clamps the big box stores sell. I added a 1/4×20 bolt and nut to the handle so you can clamp it just about anywhere. Your mount would attach to it nicely…like clamped to a bookshelf, chair, you name it.

Here is an example. I used a larger claamp. As you can see, it holds the Speedlight with no problem.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Falconwood

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#2 posted 04-30-2013 09:38 AM

Good job mate…..combining your passions and saving money at the same time, always good !!

-- If you can't be good.........be good at it !!!!! http://www.falconwood.nl

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albachippie

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 11:17 AM

Thanks guys for having a look.

Michael, I love your idea. Endless possibilities. What is the pivoting gubbins between speedlite and clamp? Did you make that too? I like your avatar too. Canon L lenses….mmmmmm!

Gordon, thanks for your comment. I like saving money. How’s the mouth doing?!

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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MT_Stringer

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#4 posted 04-30-2013 04:05 PM

“What is the pivoting gubbins between speedlite and clamp?”

It is an umbrella adaptor for a light stand. I got it from flashzebra.com. He has a lot of goodies for speedlights.

Below is a pic of the clamp I was trying to describe. I replaced the center pin with a 1/4 inch bolt and mounted a shorter 1/4 inch bolt on the handle. Pretty handy.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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albachippie

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#5 posted 04-30-2013 04:14 PM

Thanks Michael for your response. A clever idea indeed.

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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Kevin

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#6 posted 04-30-2013 08:23 PM

Great thinking. My wife is a Photographer, I’ll show her this post she may be interested (and I might have more added to my to do list). Thanks for posting.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#7 posted 05-02-2013 02:26 PM

Great idea and solution! Another great and creative use of scraps. Way to go!

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