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Nikon1

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Camera Cage / Grip
« on: July 30, 2021, 11:04:20 AM »
Episode 1 of Milling an Custom Camera Cage/ Grip for my 2.1 from a Solid Block of 7022 Aluminum.
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Re: Camera Cage / Grip
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2021, 02:42:04 PM »
Episode 2 of not posting any Updates on this Project for almost a Month because my Mill broke and i needed to fix it...

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Re: Camera Cage / Grip
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2021, 02:24:30 PM »
Episode 3 of Carving a Wooden Template of the Grip part, to use as Reference for the Real thing later.

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Re: Camera Cage / Grip
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2021, 11:34:29 AM »
Episode 4 of Cutting out 75 Layers of Black Foam Sheet to make an Life-Sized Model of the Main Grip Part to figure out the Final Overall Geometry

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Re: Camera Cage / Grip
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2021, 06:32:45 AM »
Episode 5: Assembly

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Re: Camera Cage / Grip
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2021, 02:13:36 PM »
Episode 6 of milling an Side Protection Bracket for the IO.
 (Drawing of the Dimensions are included in the Image, if someone recreates this with 3D-Printing, please Share the File for everyone else.)

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Re: Camera Cage / Grip
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2021, 01:29:28 PM »
Episode 7: Milling in Progress

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Re: Camera Cage / Grip
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2021, 01:57:34 PM »
How long are you milling on this till now?

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Re: Camera Cage / Grip
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2021, 02:07:46 PM »
Side Bracket was an Afternoon, so like 3 Hours Milling and 2 Hours with Needle-Files for Curves and Bevels and Spray-Painting.
 Initial Size Reduction of the Block was also An Afternoon (3-4,5 Hours?), Roughing out the Slot in the Back for the Cam was ~3h10m, Single-Point Milling the Curved Part for the Grip of the Camera with an long 16mm Boring Bar (Manual Mill, and i Dont have such an Slim Long Endmill. Its an 122mm Reach to mill that Feature, and there is not enough Space for a Huge Long endmill, so single-Point milling it is, felt like forever to get that done...) was 5h05m.
 All Times With Fixture Setup & Cleaning. Deburring not included.
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Re: Camera Cage / Grip
« Reply #9 on: Today at 11:56:47 AM »
Episode 8 of whatever that is....