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    Budweiser Monopod

    When I am in those darkly lit places where they serve liquid beverages, I find that I could really use a monopod. This is even when I am shooting f/2.4.

    My table pod is next to useless in this situation, and my Bogen mono is too long. What I needed was something about 12 inches that would reach above a beer bottles and over the menu.

    I finally found something that would work, but I had modify it by cutting the head off of a 1/4-20 2 inch bolt. Attached files

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    Then I needed to mix up some epoxy to plug the hole - -

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    Put a large glop of epoxy in the hole and install the threads.

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    Then worked on getting the threads centered in the epoxy mud and stood it upright to dry.

    Here it is.... Attached files

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    And here am I having had a few.
    See how the Budweiser monopod gets the camera up over the menu and bottle? Attached files

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    Budweiser Monopod

    As a connoseur (gah, hope that's spelled right - I didn't want to say snob) of fine brews, I hope you put a Butt, oops, I mean Bud tap out of commission as a public service in the course of aquiring the raw materials.

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    Budweiser Monopod

    that looks like the KING of monopods...

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    Budweiser Monopod

    Daryl, I think you've tapped into a very original idea here! (...groan...)

    I was also thinking about a 'tallboy' as a potential table-top camera platform. Or one of those 'oilcans' of Fosters.

    ~Joe

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    Budweiser Monopod

    Daryl, I think you're my hero...got the JB weld now where is the ducktape.. I feel like sticking something together!

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