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curvable rods for DIY EyeLighter reflector?

 
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Jan 29, 2012 21:20 |  #91

but then I would have to find my ruler or measuring tape :D I'll also need to figure it out so I can get a metal drill bit the right size :D


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Jan 29, 2012 21:31 |  #92

GerryDavid wrote in post #13791587 (external link)
but then I would have to find my ruler or measuring tape :D I'll also need to figure it out so I can get a metal drill bit the right size :D

I think they are usually 1/4". I would drill a hole slightly larger, since the tripod screw can pass through easily and will be captured by the base securely


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Jan 29, 2012 23:16 |  #93

GerryDavid wrote in post #13791344 (external link)
thanks, for some reason I miss the obvious and try to think of more complicated solutions. :) what size is the screw/bolt? Im thinking 1/4" but im not 100% sure on that, going to google now to find out. :D

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Idk.....measure it silly!

Why measure things nowadays? Google has all the answers! :lol:


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Jan 30, 2012 08:26 |  #94

GerryDavid wrote in post #13791587 (external link)
but then I would have to find my ruler or measuring tape :D I'll also need to figure it out so I can get a metal drill bit the right size :D


Dude......you are || that close to having to surrender your man card!


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Jan 30, 2012 08:45 |  #95

bw!

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Jan 30, 2012 09:16 |  #96

shankarhokie wrote in post #13790704 (external link)
Can you change the angle of the reflector with this fixity?

There would potentially be a lot of play. If you clamp the bar on the side, depending on the total weight, you could clamp at any point on the frame. You would also have a fair pit of play where the bottom of the eyeligher would not need to lie flat.




  
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Jan 30, 2012 09:22 |  #97

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Dude......you are || that close to having to surrender your man card!

:lol:


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Jan 31, 2012 14:24 |  #98

The reason I dont know where the measuring tape is the wife likes to rearrange things all the time. :)

Tiff, do you have any suggestions on getting an nice even curvature on the aluminum bar? Or just eye ball it as you go? :)

There was a post previously about using a plywood sheet, some nails and a screw/string but it make sense to me :)


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Jan 31, 2012 15:17 |  #99

No suggestions really. I just bent it until I liked the way it looked. I can measure the distance between the two ends of the curve if you like. I know where my tape measure is. :lol:


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Jan 31, 2012 15:23 |  #100

if you dont mind. :D


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Jan 31, 2012 15:23 |  #101

Could they possibly find more horrible photos for their video? They were mostly crap.


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Jan 31, 2012 15:51 |  #102

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. I know where my tape measure is. :lol:

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Feb 04, 2012 13:17 |  #103

I found the measuring tape, finally got to the store and bought some drill bits for metal and I just went to bend the aluminum bar but its not keeping its shape.

Tiff, did you over bend your bar so when relaxed it goes back to the shape you want? im starting to think 1/8 might be to thin to keep its shape, but I can drill holes on each end and use a bunjee to keep its shape, or a thin rope, which may work better and not show up in the reflection. :)

I cant wait to try out my "eyeliner" :D


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Feb 04, 2012 17:06 |  #104

Yes, I overbent it so it snapped back to where it needed to be.


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Feb 07, 2012 15:26 |  #105

sevillafox wrote in post #13793557 (external link)
Dude......you are || that close to having to surrender your man card!


If he next says that he doesn't need to read the instruction manual, or that he got lost and stopped for directions...well, then there is no question - man card will be revoked! :)


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