Small Projects #49: 5 minute camera stand

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Blog entry by Madmark2 posted 07-05-2021 01:04 AM 816 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got a WiFi cam that came with a metal bracket that wouldn’t stand on its own. Made this small hex stand out of some 4” wide scrap.

I set my miter gauge to 30° & stop block so the blade cuts just past the rough centerline. Flip & repeat and I’ve got a point. Set rip fence to board width and run thru with each of the bevels. Total of four cuts and perfect hex.

WiFi Cam Stand.

A quick pass with an ogee bit on the table router and the edges are profiled. You can see the inevitable tearout where the cutter ran against the grain.

Tear out.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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James E McIntyre

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#1 posted 07-07-2021 06:12 PM

Nice work Mark.
Good technique on the hex. I gotta try that next time I need a hex.

Must have been fun shaping that size piece on the router table. :-)

Maybe some wood fill would work on the tear out.

-- James E McIntyre

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#2 posted 07-07-2021 06:37 PM

Neat thing is that it yields symmetrical diamond shapes even if the angle is off.

I used a regular push block on the router initially and, yes, it was squirmy. I got the first couple of sides done and then (carefully) switched to hand feed to finish.

It will eventually get painted and some good, thick, enamel will fill a lot of that mess.

I showed SWMBO how I found the approximate center with a pencil & no measuring.

Once the miter gauge is set and the rough center of the stock found you can belt out these by the dozens even with random widths of stock.

Thank for the feedback!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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