Workshop #2: Extension bars for lighting rig

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 02-25-2013 04:30 PM 1911 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These are simple really. Just a 450 mm length of 70 mm x 20 mm with a 70 mm square screwed to the bottom, braced with 45° wedges. Attached as seen in the pic’s. To get the right length for these I simply raised a box upwards toward the lights at their ceiling height until the lighting on it looked right and noted how far I would have to drop the lights to light the box on the bench.

As you can see they are held by two coach bolts at the top and the light is held onto the bottom of the extension by a further bolt through the base. Simple, maybe not elegant but they work.

The pictures for Cupcake were taken using this setup.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 04:40 PM

Looks nice. The pictures came out good also.


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 02-25-2013 06:25 PM

Huh!! You didn’t pretty them up? ;-) kidding! These look good!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 02-26-2013 12:12 AM

good as a pro studio I have worked a few hours in :-)


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#4 posted 02-26-2013 12:17 AM

Very kool Martyn

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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