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Old 09-23-2019, 07:43 AM   #1
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I think I got this idea off here, but I can't recall. Anyhoo, I finally put it together and I thought I was going to use it for my son's camera but he's cheap and bought a camera that does not have a mounting bolt on it. You can only strap it. But, this is still an awesome idea!

4" lag eye screw
2 1/2" eye bolt, 1/4" thread, and nut
2" x 3/8" bolt with 3 flat washers, 1 lock washer and nut.

Probably goes without saying, but the lag screw goes into the tree. Rotate it and the eye bolt to get the camera where you want it. The 1/4" nut is used to tighten the camera in place after you put it on the eye bolt.

Notice - I used stainless steel because I didn't want rust to get to my camera. Yes, most cameras use brass nuts but just in case. I figured the extra cost was acceptable. Oops, my washers are galvanized but that's what I had.

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Old 09-23-2019, 08:02 AM   #2
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I built these mounts for two of my cameras earlier this Spring. Love them! Makes positioning the cameras a breeze. I can't remember exactly, but I believe I have less than $10 in both mounts.

My lease buddy wants to build a couple for his cameras now...
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:25 AM   #3
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I have made 4 or 5 of these and need that many more. Great idea!!

FWIW the ones I have in the field are just zinc plated and have zero signs of rust in 4 seasons.
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:48 AM   #4
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I made a couple of these but used another 1/4-20 instead of lag and tapped a piece of pipe slid the pipe over a t post for a t post mount
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:12 AM   #5
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I made a couple of these but used another 1/4-20 instead of lag and tapped a piece of pipe slid the pipe over a t post for a t post mount
Fantastic idea! Do you have a photo?
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:12 PM   #6
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These are great. I’ve had mine for years. I drilled a hole in my t post and bolted it.
Don’t remember where I got the idea.....
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:00 AM   #7
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I weld the washers on so there are fewer moving parts. They work great.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:01 AM   #8
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Heck of an idea. Threw two together yesterday. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:13 AM   #9
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Oh, one thing I did to mine, was to use nylon lock-nuts on the main bolt. That way as I move the camera around to position it, it doesn't loosen up the bolt holding it all together.
Probably not anything you really have to worry about, but it's one less concern for me.
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:00 AM   #10
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I was thinking about the lock nuts, too, but then I thought a lot of times i'm out in the field without a wrench, much less with 2 wrenches. You need a wrench the whole way to unscrew it but with lock washers I can use a variety of things to loosen it and then get the rest of it with my fingers.
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:07 AM   #11
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I used regular bolts and just took a can of spray paint with me. I have them quick paint job and they are holding up well.

For the washer between the two eyebolts, I also put a rubber washer in there and hit helped grip a bit better and prevent them from slipping.

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I have made 4 or 5 of these and need that many more. Great idea!!

FWIW the ones I have in the field are just zinc plated and have zero signs of rust in 4 seasons.
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:42 AM   #12
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Swap the nuts for wing nuts, and then you can adjust it in the field without a wrench.
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Old 09-26-2019, 11:10 AM   #13
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Swap the nuts for wing nuts, and then you can adjust it in the field without a wrench.
Yea wingnuts are the only way to go.
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Old 09-26-2019, 12:35 PM   #14
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Oh Smack! Wing nuts!!
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Old 09-26-2019, 12:44 PM   #15
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I use these. They're cheap and work great.

https://www.sportsmansguide.com/prod...lder?a=2207135

There's a screw-in version that can be screwed into a tree or other piece of wood as well.
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Old 09-26-2019, 04:38 PM   #16
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I was thinking about the lock nuts, too, but then I thought a lot of times i'm out in the field without a wrench, much less with 2 wrenches. You need a wrench the whole way to unscrew it but with lock washers I can use a variety of things to loosen it and then get the rest of it with my fingers.
Both of my cameras have been moved at least once. I have yet to take apart these mounts since I first put them together. The lock nuts are just tight enough to have friction on the washers so that the camera doesn't move. To put them into a tree (or take them out) you just (un)screw it. I have not had the need for wrenches to mess with them. That was the whole reason for the lock nuts.

Edit to add: the wing nut is a good idea for the nut that locks down the camera onto this mount. I used regular nuts there, but they are on pretty tight against the camera and have not loosened over time.

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Old 09-27-2019, 07:49 PM   #17
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TheSG is sold out but I noticed before it sold out the price has doubled.
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:08 PM   #18
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I make these too. I use wing nuts. No trees much where I hunt so I mount them on 3/4 steel tubing welded to a metal base or fixed to slip over a piece of rebar hammered in the ground. This camera watches my front driveway sidewalk.
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:20 AM   #19
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Anyone know if this would work for ozonics? It should, just not sure if ozonics would require the same sized bolt.
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:47 AM   #20
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IIRC, the bolt size for my cameras was 1/4" and a coarse thread. That's kind of a standard thread size. If the ozonics have a mounting spot on them, it should be pretty much the same. (But don't quote me on that...)
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:22 PM   #21
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Cameras have 1/4-20 (standard course thread) threads
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:42 AM   #22
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Got some pics of my current camera setups...


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Old 10-13-2019, 11:23 AM   #23
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Got some pics of my current camera setups...


Good looking set up. How do you like that camera from Amazon? I have thought about ordering one to see how well they work. If they work the price is right on some of them.

Thanks,
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:39 PM   #24
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How do you like that camera from Amazon?
So far they have been working great! No issues yet and they have been more reliable than the Wildgame Innovations cameras I had before. The video capabilities on these current cameras is pretty good for the price point.
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