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Old 09-25-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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I was looking around the net and seen this mount. I thought to myself... I can make that! So today I went to the hardware store.

Image of what I'm going to attempt.


Materials & Tools used:
Small 1" wide piece of steel $4.59 at Ace.
2 machine screws with nuts , total .28 cents. Nut wrench size is 8mm
2 12" cres. Wrenches
1 counter sink bit
1 1/8" drill bit
1 drill bit to match your stabilizer thread.
1 flat sticky back for GoPro.
Razor knife or sharp pocket knife
Hack saw or something to cut the metal
Flapper wheel or something to smooth the edges of the metal.
Black paint or camo tape.



First step is to bend the metal:


Then you make the second bend: you could get away with just a 90 degree bend. But I like the look of the 2 smaller bends. I don't know the angle. They are freehand bends. Guess would be 30 maybe?


Should look like this when your done:




Next lay out the metal with your stabilizer. Be sure to have the thread like shown in this image. If you don't it will just be a little longer and give more forward weight on your bow.


Mark the hole for the stabilizer thread:


Drill out the hole and cut off the piece to test fit.


Get the GoPro falt sticky back and drill a couple 1/8" holes. Reem them a bit so the machine screws fit threw the plastic.


Lay the plastic piece on the metal and mark the holes:




Drill out the holes with 1/8" bit and reem till machine screws fit.


Take the counter sink bit and counter sink the holes in the sticky mount.


Counter sink them just enough to get the heads of the machine screws out of the way of the camera trying to slide into this bracket.


Use a razor knife or pocket knife to clean off all the extra platstic from the counter sink.


Paint or tape wrap your metal arm:


Peel your sticky back and mount it on the arm. Tighten until you see you have smashed the sticky pad under the edge. These screws nut size is 8mm.


Take your knife and cut off the extra exposed sticky so it doesn't collet lint & grass:


Completed product:


Test fitted on a DXT: Failed....that arrow might hit my GoPro.


After I did a quick on the fly trig equation like MacGyver or Mark Wahlberg on the movie "Shooter". I came up with this improvise that will work fine.
Who am I kidding? Playing with my sons Lego kits really paid off. Guess they really are worth the money you pay for them. .

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Old 09-25-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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i thought when i was looking at the pics that you wouldn't leave room for the wrist strap leather but you pulled it off! congrats
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:45 PM   #3
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Heck of an idea. Ought to work great.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:50 PM   #4
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Looks good. Have you shot any video with it?
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:52 PM   #5
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i thought when i was looking at the pics that you wouldn't leave room for the wrist strap leather but you pulled it off! congrats
That was an issue, hence why I have thin metal with the least amount of cutting. It gives you little less then 3/16" of thread room. When you screw it in the leather gets a little compression.
The thread on the stabilizer is longer then the thread on the spacer. But I can't use the spacer unless I make a longer mount because it is under the stabilizer. Notice I took the spacer off.
But if I make it longer. Then it won't fit my case. So it will be ok like this, the mount and cam will give me little more forward weight anyway.

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Old 09-25-2012, 08:53 PM   #6
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Looks good. Have you shot any video with it?
Nope just got done with it. That will be tomorrow
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:53 PM   #7
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Looks like it will work.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:16 PM   #8
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Very cool.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:26 PM   #9
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Looks like it will vibrate to much.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:29 PM   #10
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Looks like it will vibrate to much.
We will see tomorrow, I will test it out . Definitely going to get some kind of vibration because it is attached to a bow .
Until I get my remote for reverse angle video. This will have to work.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:38 PM   #11
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Looks like it will vibrate to much.
just throw some limbsaver/bowjax limb dampeners on the bottom side..
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:57 AM   #12
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Great idea! Post a video clip when you get a chance.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:08 PM   #13
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how does it shoot?
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:12 PM   #14
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Looks good to me
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:08 PM   #15
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Here is a video from 20 yards. No chance in seeing the arrow.
You get the vibration. Which is to be expected. But it is very short and quick. So the following video will be good. My actual shots on live animal are closer then 20 yards.
It will do until I get my remote .
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:06 PM   #16
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Very nice.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:32 PM   #17
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Yup I think it will do fine. I mean I'm not a professional hunter or film maker. You got to do what you can when you can.
I cant edit video yet lol. So it will be raw... Trying to figure out what software I want to use. And depending on the learning curve.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:16 AM   #18
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Awesome
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:27 AM   #19
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Pretty sweet and great job on posting pictures and video.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #20
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very impressive! I haven't seen many mounts like that with as little vibration as your rig!
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:41 AM   #21
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yet i am making one.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:55 AM   #22
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I wonder how it would do if say hunting out of a Double Bull type blind? Would that maybe too low and only get black fabric of the bottom of the shooting hole?? Looking at making one of these soon I think....

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Old 09-29-2012, 07:58 PM   #23
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Nice job. I am seriously thinking now. Not one of my strong suits though. Not a bad little camera for $150 and 9 hrs. of video. Does it feel heavy on the bow and what about that vibration mentioned earlier? Your video doesn't indicate any excessive noise or vibration.
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