Need a piece for my projector mount

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  1. Mike LS

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    Got an X1 for Christmas and was in shock to see how much ceiling mounts are for those things [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Anyway, I took a trip to Lowes, knowing I could build something that would work just as well, and whipped up a pretty good looking mount. I'm just missing one piece......
    I need to be able to adjust the angle (toward the ceiling or floor) that the projector is pointing. I have it wedged to almost the correct angle, but the projected image is still a little lower than I want.
    What I'm needing is some kind of locking ball joint that will thread on to a pipe.

    Does anyone know of something that would work for this application, or a place that sells parts like this? Being able to adjust yaw, pitch and roll would be an added bonus, but not absolutely needed. I just need to adjust the image up and down the wall.
     
  2. Dave Poehlman

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    A panavise base might be what you're looking for:
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    You can find them HERE.

    I'm not sure it'll accept threaded pipe, though.
     
  3. Mike LS

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    That looks interesting. I can't tell from the website, but it doesn't look like it has any way of holding onto the shaft/pipe that is put in that hole in the top. Looks like when used as designed, the weight of the vice holds it in.
     
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    The website mentions a flathead screw that fits in the bottom to "permanently" affix a vice head.

    Any way you could incorporate the screw?
     
  5. Mike LS

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    Possibly.

    I'll drop them an email and see if I can get some more info.
     

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