DIY Photography Super Clamp Tutorial
For those with lazy bones, you can just go ahead and buy the Manfrotto Super Clamp or make a trip on your dad’s workshop or garage and you might actually save $26.99[B&H]
I really love making DIY stuffs and I felt that I should make something out of nothing today. So I made a visit to my dad’s workshop and see if there are stuffs there I could use. First thing I saw was this pressure clamp:
and thought I could make that DIY Super clamp I saw on this post
Materials you will be needing are:
1. Pressure Clamps - You can buy one at Home Depot, Lowes or to your local hardware stores. I checked Home Depot they have a similar item for about $5 – $8 depending on the size
2. 3/4 to 1 inch long 1/4 threaded screw
3. Nut and washers
1. Anything that can bore a hole on a plastic.
3. Wrench or Pliers
Step 1: Make a hole on the near end of the clamp. For my project I just widen the hole that’s already there
Step 2: Insert the screw into the hole. The head should be inside the handle.
Step 3: Tighten the nut. Make sure it’s tight!
Step 4: Go ahead and attach your 1/4 threaded gears
Total cost: $0 Just because materials I used are readily available but, it would probably cost you about $5
Test and Final Notes
I recommend that you use this only for small and light flashes. You can clamp this on doors, cabinets, shelves, windows, or anyplace you can imagine(like the one below).
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Disclaimer: original idea from this post
You can always buy a already made clamp here