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Picture Of The Month

Clayman with a nice coastal Oregon Chinook.

Wicked Dan (msgdan) at Kayak Fishing Stuff.com made a nifty self-portrait camera mount and I said I was going to cobb together one of these in PVC. Well, I finally found one of those round tuits. Mine is made to fit in the Hobie mast hole, but it could easily be adapted to any rod mount.

The first one I made out of short lengths of 1" pvc, two couplers, an elbow and a tee. The idea was to make it stowable.

I added a 1/4" bolt to one of the end caps to mount the camera, then decided to screw the camera mount from a cheap mini tripod to the cap (made it waay more adjustable) It worked ok, but it had too many parts.

Then, in a momentary lapse into brilliance, it occurred to me to string them together with a bungee. That keeps all the parts together and makes it practically self assembling. So I did, it worked.

I built another one in 1.25" pvc to make it a bit stiffer and I used the thinner pvc (sch 30?) to minimize weight. I found a small spider tripod and decided to leave it intact. Instead of screwing it to the cap I just shoved into the end of the pipe . Simpler and I can use it elsewhere.  $8 PVC and fittings+$8 mini tripod Total

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1) Re: Lo-budget Vanity Camera Mount
Written by Water Wolf QCI on April 24, 2009, 08:43:54 PM
Nice :) Looks like its not that tough to get it going :) I like this plan...Thanks FFTW
2) Re: Lo-budget Vanity Camera Mount
Written by bad lattitude on April 25, 2009, 06:37:20 PM
3) Re: Lo-budget Vanity Camera Mount
Written by 0 on June 30, 2011, 11:10:53 PM
nice...clean and perfect!
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