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Fly tying waste basket and Microphone Wind Shield/pop Shield

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I made it at Techshop. http://www.techshop.ws/


Fly tying waste basket is used under the vise to catch and collect falling items.  I first tried making a basket but I dropped a few things that I wanted to retrieve.  I found that this shallow design catches fine threads to hooks.  It can be moved away from vise and easily removed to clean out in the house hold trash bucket.

 
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Step 1: Microphone Wind Shield/pop Shield for Audio Recording

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I made it at Techshop. http://www.techshop.ws/

 

In recording pops and thumps happen mainly on what are known as plosive sounds, words that start with the letter 'B' or 'P' are good examples. If you were to hold a candle in front of your lips while speaking you will see the flame flicker, because of the discharge of air when making these words. This trouble is made noticeably worse if you speak to close to the microphone. A pop shield is used to reduce this trouble.

Two of my hobbies needed a similar product but used for different applications.  I am a big fan of versable funtionanality.

 

 

Step 2: Helping hand fixture

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I started with a helping hand I got from the discount store.

Step 3: Reconfigure helping hands for applications.

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I removed all parts to restructure  it into a single holder (see photo).  Based on your application you can have endless configurations.  This one worked best for both applications.

Step 4: Standard felt for basket and shield

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I used standard felt for basket and shield material.  I used these two piece hoops that I picked up from the dollar store.  The blue hoop is 4 ½ diameter and red is 5 ½ diameter.  They come in many different diameters.

Step 5: Insert felt

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I separated the two rings on the hoops and squeezed the felt in between.   The adjustment screw is tighten to hold the felt.  Once tighten I used house hold scissors to cut around the hoop to eliminated the outside material.   Leaving just the inner felt. 

Step 6: Mounting hoop to fixture

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I flipped over the hoops and used the spring alligator clip to hold.  I found it best to hold the hoop at the adjustment screw.  Both created meet my needs.


HelmutHound9 months ago
'nice ible' is lazy short hand for 'nice instructible' misspelling. It is good and serves many functions.

And that kind of raising sounds very interesting, and must have made you very knowledgable!
HelmutHound9 months ago
Just an odd question. Why does everyone who uses "Tech Shop" always say so? And always have the same way of saying it verbatim?

Nice ible too, I know a lot of people who do not wang to spend waaaaaay too much for a microphone gear.
And if i may ask your opinion of something, what kind of fly is best for catching trout?
Fikjast Scott (author)  HelmutHound9 months ago
Techshop question; I belong to several clubs; woodcarvers, lapidary; but going to techshop is indescribable. It is nice to share with others.
I was raised that I can have anything I want - as long as I make it. This means I never had money.
The trout thing is this: I like fly tying for the art of it; I do not trout fish. I catch and release pan fish.
Not sure of your note of Nice ible too - can you explain?
Fikjast Scott (author) 9 months ago
Techshop question; I belong to several clubs; woodcarvers, lapidary; but going to techshop is indescribable. It is nice to share with others.
I was raised that I can have anything I want - as long as I make it. This means I never had money.
The trout thing is this: I like fly tying for the art of it; I do not trout fish. I catch and release pan fish.
Not sure of your note of Nice ible too - can you explain?
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