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Feb 06, 2012 17:02 as a reply to  @ post 13836196 |  #31

Nice welding on that 90 degree bracket. Aluminum needs a real 'touch'.


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Feb 06, 2012 17:36 |  #32

j4cub wrote in post #13836839 (external link)
Nice welding on that 90 degree bracket. Aluminum needs a real 'touch'.

Pretty sure he bought it like that. :D

BTW this is pretty cool and nicely done. Can't wait to try it out once my flash gets in!
Thanks for sharing.


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Feb 06, 2012 18:22 |  #33

Actually! Funny story, i made it from 3/4'' aluminum stock bar. Drilled up all the holes and marked off where i wanted the bend, went to a friend at a machine shop on campus and asked if i could use the sheet metal bend and break. Got in there, clamped the bar in the bender and as soon as i got it to a perfect 90 degree angle, it snapped.... i'm used to sheet metal, where you can have some really tight bends and not even think twice. He walked in as soon as i was removing the 2 halves of my angle bracket and offered to weld it back up for me. He did a beautiful job on it. I actually do have some aluminum TIG welding experience and yes, it takes quite a bit of finesse!


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Feb 06, 2012 19:30 |  #34

Nice!


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Feb 09, 2012 07:39 as a reply to  @ RamboGT5's post |  #35

I checked mine and the CD holder is 2 inches away from the base.


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Feb 09, 2012 10:53 |  #36

I think a DIY sticky thread should be in order.




  
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Feb 09, 2012 11:58 |  #37

This motivated me to make a BD for my alienbees. It'll be much more simple because I don't need the bracket portion! Thanks for the idea!


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Feb 09, 2012 22:07 |  #38

kpsnow wrote in post #13827966 (external link)
hey great question on the 3''! i selected 3'' as the mirror height because i had seen on another diy that someone else had chosen this height. i would have liked to experimented with this, but i just couldn't find a way to do it without cutting up multiple paint buckets. i would LOVE someone else to try this and use a 2 inch height or something closer? i want everyone to remember that this is a rough guide and i would really like to get some input on how to make this perform even better for the same price!

On mine, I used allthread (long bolt) so that the distance could be adjusted easily. I also used a 5" convex mirror to make the beauty dish as efficient as possible

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Feb 10, 2012 02:57 |  #39

awesome job on the bolts! nice and adjustable!!
how do i get this in the sticky DIY??


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