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Feb 28, 2021 20:55 |  #1

Some experimenting for product shoots where I may want to have the item in suspension. The plus is that this makes using a solid background for cut outs too. The adjustable angle also allows the support arm to be covered by the face of the watch so that cloning the support out isn't necessary when in tight. Would like to make this toolless so possibly some smallish thumb screws can be found.

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Feb 28, 2021 20:58 |  #2

This was the first variant but cloning took some work on some complex backgrounds.

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Mar 28, 2021 22:25 as a reply to  @ ra40's post |  #3

Off to a great start. Try a magic act.. Simply choose a background color then paint the rods the same color. The metal rods are inexpensve enough most places.




  
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Mar 29, 2021 13:15 |  #4

Thanks. Decided to make this. I've not worked hard maple to be familiar with how it machines so when the roundover was routed on the edge I scorched it. A few passes with sandpaper fixes that but I need to practice more.


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Mar 29, 2021 13:22 |  #5

And if i was interested in purchasing the watch holder on an oscillating base, to keep my self-winding watch operating, even when I don't wear it for days, what might that cost? :lol:


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Mar 29, 2021 13:44 as a reply to  @ Wilt's post |  #6

Making simple stuff at the moment. I'd Looked at Orbita and Wolf winders but seemed crazy to spend nearly as much on a winder as the watch costs. Well not exactly but $1,200 watch with a $700+ winder. The budget winders worked to some extent but they died in 1-2 years. It was buy those budget ones at $60-$80 or buy the $$ right off. At the 10 year mark it was comparable.

Fortunately-unfortunately the mechanicals all required service at 3-6 years so to repair and maintain at $350+, I went back to quartz. One mechanical that remained working 10+ years was the budget $150 Seiko. The watch guy said rebuilding it to lubricate and clean would cost $175. He could swap the movement for much less as those cost $30 with $60 labor. For $80 more (Prices went up) just buy a new version. LOL.

That Hamilton is my only true working mechanical. I don't wind it so that I can do practice shots where it is. :-D




  
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