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    Wow, now that's a mag base alright. It will prolly hold a 6D cell mag as well..

    Looks very functional with three diff angles but seems a little on the bulky side. I'm assuming it's just a first draft.
    I think if you had an assortment of sizes of magnets to test with, and using your design with 2 on each surface, you would find that 3/8 .375 x 1/4 .25 thick would still hold very well and allow some reduction in size.

    All just my first impressions and I'm sure you want our opinions.

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    This was for use around machine tools. It is very big and bulky.

    Big magnets = no dents in dropped lights.

    Yea, it is just a quick idea I thought I would throw out here for fun. Your opinions are always welcome. I look forward to seeing what you do with your GPA's.


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    Now I actually like this idea! With two 007s I could attach one each to the front of my Jetta and awaaaaay I'd go!! Titanium racing lights! Hot damn! Now Dave, start designing a remote dimmer so I won't have to go out and turn 'em down when another car approaches!!



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    Could be easy to knock over side to side, depending on how strong those magnets are.

    Overall, I like the concept. Very simple, and useful, with different mounting angles. Along with the self defense feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwood View Post
    Could be easy to knock over side to side, depending on how strong those magnets are.

    Overall, I like the concept. Very simple, and useful, with different mounting angles. Along with the self defense feature.
    The strong magnets (rare earth) and the width of the metal (3/4") are factors of its stability. If there is any interest we will make a couple of them and try it out. These magnets pull 13 lb.

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    I may be interested--seriously. This seems to be an excellent apparatus for attachment of the 007 to metal (ferrous) objects at several angles.


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    Because the Spy has a significant hot spot it needs to be aimed more precisely than the 20-degree (or so) steps being considered . . . unless . . . there is an additional articulation to allow for closer tilt adjustment, or a diffuser in front of the lens (which would also make it perfect for bedtime reading and other close work).

    Alternatively, make the contraption a bit wider to allow for side-by side magnets on a shorter surface, thus allowing for additional angles.
    Last edited by Rudi; 12-27-2008 at 06:50 PM.

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    OK Rudi,










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    Now "I'll take one" please!

    Great problem-solving Dave.

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    Hmmmm, a bigger base for 4 magnets (more secure attachment for my precious 007s), a thin plastic (rubber?) base to prevent scratching the surface onto which it is attached and a knurled knob for the adjustment angle pivot and, I'll want one!



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    I don't take credit for that one. That was all Mike. He designed it and made it all on his own. I think he is going to make a few of them.

    The magnets should be here in a few days and then we will give it a spin.


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    Karl,

    The lock nut and washer provide a slip joint, you never have to mess with the nut. You just push it to the angle you like and it stays there.


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    Well, even better then! Will you be including a manual with these?



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    Quote Originally Posted by karlthev View Post
    Well, even better then! Will you be including a manual with these?



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    LOL, talk to John, that is his department.

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    I received my Spy 007 GPA today and thought I should post two pics of it in use on my mini-tripod. Great little portable lighting solution now.

    Tripod gripping a handrail:


    Tripod on a level wood surface:


    The camera head allows full swivel adjustment and the legs are fully articulated for almost endless adjustability.

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    tpchan - That's the first thing I did with mine too !! It does work very well.

    Cheers to Dave & Mike for providing this very useful accessory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Data View Post
    LOL, talk to John, that is his department.
    Whaaaaa?!?!?



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    I put two of the afore mentioned magnets in this mount. It sticks to my lathe very well. Mike only made a few of these but I told him to stop making more because I did not think many of you would have anything metal to stick the 007 to. So we will probably only put a couple of them up for sale. If you are interested please post here. They will be $105 assembled or $75 in kit form (GPA sold sepratly).


    This Mag-Mount comes with the bolt that holds it to the GPA.


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    One assembled for me please.
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    No rush but . . . will these be mailed soon?

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    I will get it in the mail on Wednesday.

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    Great! Thanks.

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    Received the accessory Dave, and it is another masterpiece. Congratulations to Mike for producing such a nice accessory and again many thanks.

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    This accessory is GREAT! With a small piece of steel bar 1"x2.5"x1/8" (thinner would work just as well) it can rest on any horizontal surface and be pointed in any direction with precision, which makes it incredibly versatile -- spot illumination in table-top photography; hilighting an ornament hanging from the ceiling; precision-pointed work-light; the possiblities are endless.

    And the price -- if disasembled it into its two component pieces and examined to determine just how many machining operations were necessary to produce it, you'd think that it should cost much much more. Not to mention how it complements the 007 visually, making a very attractive combination.

    I'm very impressed with the forethought to mill into the 007 the necessary grooves to attach MiniPic (also a bargain at the price) thereby breaking new ground in practical uses of a flashlight.
    Last edited by Rudi; 02-11-2009 at 10:45 AM.

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    Neodymium...

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    Just got my GPA and mag base. Hope I'm posting my question in the right place:

    There's a metal rod, .13 diameter, 1.05 long with a notch cut at around .26 from the end. There's a hole in the mag stand and the GPA that fit the rod, but when the rod is in place, there is a big gap between the pieces. So, what the heck is it for?

    Dave, There wasn't a nut for the GPA in the package. Or maybe I just missed it. Can I get an extra one? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fasteddie View Post
    Just got my GPA and mag base. Hope I'm posting my question in the right place:

    There's a metal rod, .13 diameter, 1.05 long with a notch cut at around .26 from the end. There's a hole in the mag stand and the GPA that fit the rod, but when the rod is in place, there is a big gap between the pieces. So, what the heck is it for?

    Dave, There wasn't a nut for the GPA in the package. Or maybe I just missed it. Can I get an extra one? Thanks.
    The nut is there in the tape that was stuck to the GPA.

    The 1/8" rod is too long, you need to cut it shorter. I put it in there only if you want to use it. It keeps the GPA from twisting around.


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    Rechecked the packaging. No nut. Combed thru the carpet looking for it too.
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    Better to risk asking an embarassing, dumb question than mess up my gpa mag stand. What kind of adhesive do you recommend for mounting the magnets in the stand? Fill the hole or just enough to hold the magnet?
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