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Organizing my light stands and gear

 
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Feb 20, 2015 10:54 as a reply to  @ post 17435649 |  #16

Nope, I've reloaded the page numerous times, no photos show up. I'm on Chrome. Let me check on IE.

Ok, I finally got it to load on, of all things, my iPhone. I'm at work, so I'm guessing my office has done something in the last couple of weeks that crippled photo loads on this site (some work, others don't).


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Feb 20, 2015 15:47 |  #17

mike1812 wrote in post #17440793 (external link)
Nope, I've reloaded the page numerous times, no photos show up. I'm on Chrome. Let me check on IE.

Ok, I finally got it to load on, of all things, my iPhone. I'm at work, so I'm guessing my office has done something in the last couple of weeks that crippled photo loads on this site (some work, others don't).

At my work, only photos hosted on the site will load, anything thats hosted on say Smugmug or the likes and linked here will not show up. The old version of the forum had a paperclip next to posts that had photos hosted on the forum, it made it easy for surfing while at work.




  
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Jun 24, 2015 20:22 |  #18

Great use of PVC! May have to borrow the idea. Thanks for posting it.




  
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Aug 04, 2015 13:26 |  #19

very creative, nicely done




  
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Aug 05, 2015 09:41 |  #20

I've seen a number of stand cards done with simple 2x4 framing studs, and usually more for the heavy c-stands, but that is a far nicer looking build. Personally I would be tempted to add more weight to the frame itself down at the bottom. Maybe swap a few of the PVC pipes for painted cast iron if you had access to any of a suitable size or something.

I've used a similar rig in a warehouse for carting around some repair gear and tools, and we ended up adding some 1/4" plate in place of the bottom shelf after it got knocked over a few times when we had unloaded all the heavy gear and someone backed into the now top heavy cart.


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Aug 08, 2015 08:05 |  #21

Luckless wrote in post #17657342 (external link)
I've seen a number of stand cards done with simple 2x4 framing studs, and usually more for the heavy c-stands, but that is a far nicer looking build. Personally I would be tempted to add more weight to the frame itself down at the bottom. Maybe swap a few of the PVC pipes for painted cast iron if you had access to any of a suitable size or something.

I've used a similar rig in a warehouse for carting around some repair gear and tools, and we ended up adding some 1/4" plate in place of the bottom shelf after it got knocked over a few times when we had unloaded all the heavy gear and someone backed into the now top heavy cart.


Thanks. The sandbags at the bottom do a nice job of keeping it stable.




  
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Aug 25, 2015 08:00 |  #22

Neat setup!


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Aug 26, 2015 15:38 |  #23

Love the idea. May have to build one myself.


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Sep 04, 2015 10:35 |  #24

woww that is quite well thought and organized !

wish I could get something like that in the future




  
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Sep 16, 2015 13:30 as a reply to  @ post 17397513 |  #25

Question... Are the back tubes longer than the front tubes? I've been sitting here for the last hour trying to figure out the lengths. Comparing them to the side tubes that I assume are 2' long. What are the measurements of the tubes?




  
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Sep 18, 2015 05:48 |  #26

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Question... Are the back tubes longer than the front tubes? I've been sitting here for the last hour trying to figure out the lengths. Comparing them to the side tubes that I assume are 2' long. What are the measurements of the tubes?

Backs set is 22.5 inches deep. Front set is 15.5 inches deep. The front ones do not contact the wire base at the bottom. They are bonded to the back ones with a bit of PVC cement.




  
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Oct 17, 2015 04:41 |  #27

I wanted to do something similar in my room, however floor space is at a premium so i couldn't go with a floor stand as per the OP.

So using a bunch of these cheap tool hooks


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allows me to have some of my stands neatly out of the way on the wall, very secure too 8)


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Oct 17, 2015 06:31 as a reply to  @ Norry Rodgers's post |  #28

I like that. I'd get a frowny face from the wife if I did it in the living room, but when a dedicated room...




  
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Jun 21, 2016 21:13 |  #29

Fantastic idea. I thought of the large PVC tube idea for my umbrellas but had no clue on how to stand/mount them. This now gives me an alternate viewpoint to try.

Excellent!


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Jun 22, 2016 15:32 as a reply to  @ -Duck-'s post |  #30

It's a cheap alternative to anything really, works for me 8)



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