How To Make Your Own Tripod Mount

A tripod mount is something that not all cameras come with. You will find that making one yourself is not very difficult and can be very affordable. A tripod mount will help you to get the best possible pictures out of your camera. The best way to do this is to make a mount that is sturdy and will work well with both your camera and your tripod.

Materials Needed

  • Small Metal Pick
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • One ¼-20 Bolt
  • Two Flat Bottom Nuts ¼-20
  • Piece of Cardboard

Step 1: Prepare Area

The first thing that you will need to do is get the area that you will be working on prepared for this project. Start off by laying down the cardboard on the surface that you're planning to work on. This will help to protect the space from any stains.

Step 2: Screw in Nuts

You will begin by getting the nuts and screwing them into your bolt. You will want them to be able to turn without any problems. If they do not turn smoothly, then you will need to go back to the store and get a different nut. The two bolts will need to be screwed all of the way into the bolt. This is what will help to keep them not only stable, but aligned as well.

Step 3: Glue

Once you have the bolts and nuts attached, you will need to get out your hot glue gun. Make sure that you glue outside the two bolts. The nuts should never be glued to the bolt. Gluing the outside of both of the nuts is what will help to keep them together. When you are finished gluing, you can either let them air dry or allow a fan to blow on them. If you are in a big rush, get a blow dryer set on cool mode to blow on them.

Step 4: Unscrew

After the two nuts that you have glued are finished drying together, you will need to get them unscrewed from your bolt. What this will result in is two nuts that unscrew and are held together as a single unit. Once you have done this, you will need to get the new bolt attached to the bottom part of your camera. In order to do this, you will once again need to use your hot glue gun. If you have epoxy, then this is a more desirable product for this task. You will need to get the two nuts that are glued together and lay them flat against your camera. Once you have done this, you will need to add glue around the edges. It is important that the nuts are flat against the camera so that there will be no tipping.

Step 5: Test

Once you have finished and everything is dry, get out your tripod and test it out on the new mount. Make sure that it sits the way it should and that everything is in the correct place.

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