Knowing where to cut holes???

cgchris99

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I am going to be mounting my camera in the 1120.  How do I know where to cut the holes?

I am concerned I will cut the holes and they will not be lined up with the camera lens, flash, etc.

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Tinhorn

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cgchris99:

If you go to Jesse's HomeBrew Site, he has some tips listed there!

but

What I do is make a cardboard template of the hole locations.  It might be easiest to use plain paper 1st and make a template for the holes, using scissors, etc. then after it looks good, make a cardboard template (Keep this Template, u may want to build another unit)

I don't use that type Enclosure but if it has foam in it like what I use, this should work:

Open up the Enclosure and lay the Camera in position on the Foam and trace around it with a Magic Marker.  Remove the foam and cutout the camera hole, I use my Fillet Knife (cut inside the lines a little)

Place the camera inside the foam cutout and  tape the Template to the Foam with it aligned properly to the cam, now replace the foam in the Enclosure with the Cam/ & Template in place.

Next, remove the Camera and use the Magic Marker to trace the Hole Locations on the Enclosure.  Drill out the Holes and you're done......

Tinhorn

(Edited by Tinhorn at 9:23 am on Aug. 30, 2001)
 

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Hi cgchris99,
To add a tip to Tinorns ideas.... Put the cam where you want it in the foam.  Spread a SMALL amount of mineral oil, vaseline, etc, on the cams front around the lens opening.  Close the 1120's cover (making sure it makes contact with the front of the cam)  When you open the cover you should have a nice circle of oil on the inside of the lid as a marker for your hole cutting.  Once you have the lens marked the other holes are just a matter of measuring.

Good Luck!,
Archilochus
 

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Or, a piece of blue Carpenter's chalk. (Same way as you mark outlets and other wall openings on sheetrock or paneling to make cut-outs)

Also easier to explain than having lipstick on your workbench!!!  8^ )  (No offense, Tinhorn)
 

Archilochus

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I dunno... a nice touch of flashy red on the cam might be just the thing....sort of like a racing stripe!

Archilochus
 

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