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Here's the rubbery mat, and some gravel.   The piece of mat gets cut down to fit.  I consider using a rubbery contact adhesive to glue the mat to the sock (and through it to the board).  It would have the advantage of being more flexible when dry.but the disadvantage of decaying after a year or two, so I stick with the wood glue.  (Glorious pun!)  I try to let it soak through the sock but not get too much on the under side of the rubber mat - the more flexible if remains, the more it will grip.
I was all set to drill and cut my phone mount so it would fit on my sat-nav mount when I found your instruct-able. It worked great and the only change I made was using an old CD (remember CDs?) instead of the cardboard. Excellent idea and a time saver. My wife is knitting a cozy to go over the sock and exposed duct tape! <br>cheers!
Damn clever - well done!
So what happens when you brake heavily? Does your SatNav keep travelling? <br>I am reminded of this when travelling to family with a bowl of trifle in a plastic bag on the back seat of the car.. I stopped, and transferred it to a more secure position, wedged in to the contents of my boot (trunk). <br>Custard all over the back seat, not a good idea.. However, loose objects on your dashboard are not a good idea.
Yes, thanks, that is indeed a potential problem. I had considered it, but don't yet have a full solution. My old banger doesn't actually go very fast, and neither can it brake very heavily (!) but I suppose hitting something would do the trick. I'll probably have the lead of the SatNav, which in my case is more than long enough, looped once round the gearstick, but a tether would be better. It is pretty stable though. I'll have to go out and road test it by doing some really good &quot;emergency stops&quot; to see if it shifts. If it flies out through the back window I'll let you know here.
http://m2.dealextreme.com/upload/reviewpicture/201212/29fc2191-f8f0-4d99-b2ae-d6d44f33aea2.jpg <br> <br>I made a new panel for my car, which holds a cheap stereo and screen. A bit brutal, but it can't fall off.
Very nice. I'm too cheap to pay for a beanbag from Amazon or eBay so I just might try to make something similar to yours.
Brilliant. Love the re-use of materials and just making it work rather than buying new stuff.
Nice one, lad! I have the same SatNav as you, but sprung for their later windshield suction mount, which works well. Had I not - I would be going through my sock drawer this morning!
Perhaps the next sock project will preserve the ankle image on the other sock! Great fun project, gotta give it a try. Something to do with those socks that somehow have been a abandoned by their mate.
Great idea! My truck just inherited an older Garmin from my wife's car but without the beanbag mount. You have inspired me. Thanks!
yes! very nice, been looking around a good mount for my car tv monitor, i do not want to drill holes or use glue on my dashboard top, i believe your bean bag style will do the job! thanks for sharing!

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