Mono-Pod Camera Mount "Steam Punk Style"
Step 1: Materials
Dremel w/cutting disc's
Flat head screw driver
Ball peen hammer
Drill and bit
Bolt that fits the tripod mount
Step 2: Setting Up the Materials
Trying to make this a simple quick instructable, Let's get started!
First using a pipe cutter and cut a piece of 8 foot copper pipe down to 4 or 5; 12 inch cuts (depending on your height). The clean the cuts with a wire brush to prep them for flux and solder and dry fit them for the exact height you need for the camera to be eye level.
Next cut the ends off of a 50 inch bungee cord
Step 3: Solder Time!
WARNING: For this project I was out of typical plumbing solder, and I used rosin core lead solder. If you are doing any type of plumbing use plumbing lead free solder, in most states lead solder is banned from water supply lines. Not to mention it can be dangerous to your health to have lead leaching into your drinking water. Because this pipe will no longer be used for drinking water, I made a judgement call, however I felt it was necessary to point out the soldering faux pas just in case someone might have thought this would be ok for other purposes.
Step 4: Stretch the Wedge
Step 5: Driving the Point Home
Step 6: Into the Home Stretch!
Make a T shape cut into the end of a scrap piece of copper pipe, heat it till its red, and work it till it's flat.
Trace out your design and with a little creative dremel cutting finish your design (I was going for an old world gear look).
Drill a hole the size of your camera mount bolt and solder in the bolt (I also used a nut to secure the bolt).
Finally cut off your finished mount and solder to your pole.
Do a little clean up and your all done .
I hope to find my metal polish and really shine this up some more, however right now it grew legs and walked away, so I guess the old used look will have to work for now.