Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mono pod making

This photography thing has been a struggle for me lately. I have been trying to make this iPhone do everything I need, but the process has been making me sort-of crazy. In this vein I have decided to try and make one of my walking sticks into a mono pod. This helps me hold the phone/camera steady while I am being creative and hopefully, interesting in my image production.
So here is the process

First I drilled a small hole all the way through to the shaft below. Second I drilled a larger hole in the top of the grip to give the epoxy a good place to fill, and hopefully hold.

Then I took a bit of wood and drilled a hole, epoxying the rod into it. The black tape is to protect the threads.

I pushed the wood (and the screw) up into the grip from beneath and made it ready to epoxy in place.

So there we have it. Threads I can screw my phone/camera onto, making a steady holder for the beast. I added the wing nut to protect the threads and the small string to make it harder to lose the nut when not on the top. This added .4 ounces to one of my walking sticks.

I'm satisfied.


  1. Hello Shelly. I first saw your post over at PostHoler. I had similar problems posting from my i-Phone but that was cured by using "PCTHYOH" an app I found in the apple app store. It works great. I am using both postholer and blogger. I write one entry and copy it to the other.

    I'm starting a few days before you it appears. I am starting on the 14th. Hope to see you along the way. Be safe and stay healthy.