Headset Stand

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Project by Dan posted 08-21-2014 02:44 AM 2624 views 6 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a stand I made for these headsets that we use at work (they’re trying real hard to get rid of phones). I recently left a position under a great manager so I made this as a kind of thank you for the mentorship I received from him. Found out I’m not so confident on how to give a gift to another man. HA.

Maple, Bubinga, and Bloodwood, with a tung oil finish.

I’m finding that the photos seem to give the bubinga different shades despite all being from the same board and not appearing that way in person.

So my question to you guys, do you use a lightbox or similar setup for smaller items? Do have good success with certain bulb temperatures?

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#1 posted 08-21-2014 04:42 AM

I’ve been thinking of building something similar for my work. Nice job.

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#2 posted 08-21-2014 07:19 AM

I like to photograph projects outside (when possible) in the evening sun. I find that color is truest there. My shop has florescent lights; my house has many rooms that are not brightly lit … so I photograph my small objects (cutting boards, cheese boards, etc) on the counter of my outdoor kitchen, primarily.

Your headset stand, on the other hand, wants to be photographed on a desk … it’s final home. I think your photograph is fine. If you don’t like the color, try with & without flash, and then add practical lights like an incandescent table lamp if any are around. Keep playing & shooting until you find the combination of lights that gives you the best result.

Your mileage may vary!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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