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Jan 27, 2017 11:54 |  #1

Playing around with 1/2" EMT pipe and wood.
Still have to tweak it, the EMT elbow in think I will put it in paint can and concrete it in, then I can add a 1/2" pipe the length from floor to ceiling so I can make it compact for storage, paint it all black and come up with a handle for the bolt that tightens against the pipe also waiting for the fittings that the flash bracket attaches the flashes them I can mount them to the wooden block.
The block of wood for sliding up and down the pipe are really cheap to make.
I thought the stands would come in handy for flash accessories, snoots, small beauty dish, among other attachments.


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Jan 27, 2017 13:15 |  #4

Got these to mount the flash bracket to to wooden block


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Jan 27, 2017 14:25 |  #5

So you are building a light stand? Very economical :)

How well can you mount the pipe to the base? It looks like it would rotate easily, do you have it well secured?


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Jan 27, 2017 14:40 |  #6

Tyguy wrote in post #18257046 (external link)
So you are building a light stand? Very economical :)

How well can you mount the pipe to the base? It looks like it would rotate easily, do you have it well secured?

I was thinking of cutting the elbow off just enough to fit in a paint can, Drill some holes in the elbow, run a couple of bolts through the holes, plumb the pipe up straight then pour concrete in the paint can, when it sets up the pipe isn't going anywhere.
I plan on leaving the elbow sticking out of the paint can, to where I can add the upright pipes to the elbow coupling.


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May 23, 2017 07:05 |  #7

Very creative, well done,

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May 23, 2017 09:33 |  #8

Seems like a cool idea.

Can you show where light and modifier mount? I'm not clear why it won't tip in the direction away from the boards. Or is the far board where the can with cement goes?


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May 23, 2017 11:49 |  #9

i suspect you would hang the light on the side of the wood base but ...

stands are cheap. (edit:well cheap stands are cheap ;) most certainly better than an off center base)

two 7' stands, minimum height 2'9" with proper bases that extend 360° around a center pole for 29 dollars.

14.50 each

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Jun 15, 2017 02:40 |  #10

Use a super lamp with a pin for the light mount


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