Home-made camera mount

hemlock

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I've been looking for a solid mounting system for my digital camera. Something to carry with me for hunting. To take pictures with the self-timer on the camera. The tripods I have are either too bulky to carry, or too small to get an eye-level picture. I came up with this home-made mount. It straps to any tree that's handy, at any height you choose. Made out of a plastic over-the-door-clothes hook from Wal-mart. A 1/4 in eye-bolt, washer, hex nut and wing-nut. Total cost less than $3. The nylon lashing strap I had, but they can be bought 2 for $5.98 at Wal-mart. Just trim off the part that would hang over the door with a hacksaw. Carefully drill a 1/4 inch hole and put on the hardware. Feed the strap through it and mount to your favorite tree. Not exactly state of the art, but it works.
 

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campkopasquat

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Hemlock,
Great idea! I actually found 1/4" nuts with a wingnut type head at Home Depot in the hardware aisle. They have an area where they have specialty hardware in different drawers. I'm using these for a couple deer cams I'm building to screw the camera to a bracket inside the case.
Camp
 

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Bingo!! Very nice...Off to the hardware store I go! DL
 

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Great idea ! I have a home made one also but that is still out in the woods . I found an old perm. stand in the middle of the swamp . I rebuilt it and use it some times . I left the cam mount in that tree stand . I dont use that stand alot since I feel deer will be real hip to it if I use it alot . It is a little ways back and I have not been back to pick it up.

I took flat stock heated it up bent it in a half moon shape . Then took 1 " pipe bent it into a 90 degree bend. Welded the 90 to the flat. Then I took the top of an old tripod camera mount and stuck the pan inside the 90 . Works good for what it is .

I bought the garilla camera arm from WalMart right before my trip to Maine last year. Real nice for the 35 bucks .

Don
 


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