View Full Version : Cheese Plate?
01-07-2004, 10:19 PM
Hey anyone out there know where I can buy a cheese plate?
01-07-2004, 10:23 PM
Or were you thinking of something smaller for that crazy car mount thingy (That's my technical speak)
01-07-2004, 10:28 PM
LOL.. I think I posted that link, I want a more rectangular plate, like 3" x 7". I rented one a few months ago to hold a focus puller but damn I think it was a custom part.
01-07-2004, 10:29 PM
If I thought I knew you you'd freakin make your own! You damn show off!
01-07-2004, 10:33 PM
Dont laugh.. I spent the last 3 hours looking at CNC mills... then I realized I wanted it anodized black so I started to look at anodizing kits.. and drill presses.... and tap and die tools...
All to make a bloody $50 cheese plate.
01-07-2004, 10:36 PM
You're the guy I want when the shite hit's the fan.
01-07-2004, 10:43 PM
ha ha.. found some cool stuff though check this shit out:
just imagine the cool things I could make... lol
01-07-2004, 10:53 PM
For 3000 grand that kicks ass. Thats awesome.
01-07-2004, 10:59 PM
no shit... if every member agrees to buy a cheeseplate then maybe my wife would let me buy it lol.. heh heh heh.. :P
01-07-2004, 11:02 PM
Dude, my wife is trippin
"I thought you said once you had the camera youwould be happy?"
I'm like, I am, but I need this and that, and this and that and a new cheese plate!
01-07-2004, 11:03 PM
happens to all of us.. as soon as I opened the DVX100 box I realized all the stuff I "needed"
01-07-2004, 11:08 PM
Sorry. Want. I guess I don't really need it.
"Want" vs "Need" is a really fine line determined only in the eye of the beholder :) I always lean towards need...
01-08-2004, 02:05 PM
fuck it. Im buying a mill.
01-08-2004, 02:27 PM
No way! That would be bitchen!
01-08-2004, 10:34 PM
I just ordered a manual one (doesnt hook up to the computer) that has cool ass wheels just like Arri... Also ordered some 7000 series aluminum to play with..
Anyone here ever tried to anodize aluminum at home?
This little project has become very consuming.
01-08-2004, 11:06 PM
You are a madman. You were the kid who took apart the radio, huh?
You are the guerilla masta'
01-09-2004, 07:21 AM
Jarred, this guy has a nice home set up to anodize aluminum. http://www.focuser.com/atm/anodize/anodize99.html
Have you thought of powder coating. It's the finish thats on stoves and water heaters. It's cheaper and real hard to mess up. All you need is a gun, toaster oven, and the paint. You can by supplies for both from here
By the way you diy projects rock I'm making a zoom control with a rocker switch right now. I just got finshed with a portable teleprompter made from a ps1 lcd monitor. mike
sorry for the dumb question, but what is a chesse plate?
01-09-2004, 08:23 AM
hey mike, a cheese plate is a plate that goes on the bottom of the camera so you can mount it or mount things to it ... it is basically a piece of aluminum about 3x7 inches and has a crapload of wholes in it, like swiss cheese. * http://store.yahoo.com/cinemasupplies/45x5cheespla.html
Take some pics of your rocker when you r rocking so we can see :)!!
mmm never thought of powder coating.. may work.
Firstly, just curious how you program your mill to do its thing without connecting to a computer? Sounds like it should be a fun process :)
Also, Jarred, have we never heard of a drill press and a T-Square!? Hehe :) J/K, I'm all for the overexcessive power tools.
01-09-2004, 05:26 PM
i use a high speed dremel/rotary tool with a lath/press kit to machine stuff..can also do soft metals- total cost 120.00 but man it would be nice to have a cad programmable one. ..drool
01-10-2004, 03:22 PM
My Magiqcam is powder coated and it looks great! How much are you going to be selling the cheese for? And how about custom orders?
01-10-2004, 04:30 PM
Im gonna make anything you guys want.. so yes custom orders no problem. Im gonna start with cheese plates and probally little brackets to hold wirless recievers (and they wont be $150 bucks like other places lol jesus...)
I like anodizing but only because I used to race mountain bikes and my bikes where fit with rainbow anodized parts and it looked pretty cool at the time.. however I imagine most camera stuff will be black, so I will look into this powder coating.. is it really durable elvis? I know Anodizing makes the aluminum stonger as a nice side effect of the dye.
I already spent 2 days sourcing a place that sells good 6000 series aluminum and spent the last day or two picking up some tools.
I have a dremel.. doesnt cut aluminum, at least I tried and it sucked crap.
I bought a drill press yesterday and saw a milling table attatchment that might be interesting.
But.. CNC is the way to go.. to mill aluminum correctly you need to do very small passes, and to do that manually would be a ridiculous waste of time.
01-10-2004, 06:14 PM
...and the corporation grows again. :D
01-10-2004, 06:19 PM
lol... wouldnt call it a corporation.. more like unicef lol.. I would be fired for something called markup along time ago if it was a corporation.
01-10-2004, 07:16 PM
Unicef! Thats funny.
01-11-2004, 11:15 AM
I just bought a wireless system and can't figure a good way to mount it to the camera if the top shoe is taken. Thats where your cheese plate comes in. 8)
01-11-2004, 11:38 AM
yes indeed.. email me the mount of your wireless system to firstname.lastname@example.org and i will see what kinda solution there is.
01-11-2004, 03:50 PM
Its just your standard Sennheiser 500 with a belt clip. I have Velcro on the other side. 8)
Jarred, that has got to be the most awesome device I have ever seen for making your own camera parts. I took a CNC class about 10 years ago, just so someday I can get my own equipment and make my own parts. Who knew you could do that so cheaply now!
01-12-2004, 10:23 AM
i know.. you want to see something really cool:
01-12-2004, 10:49 AM
ha ha.. nowadays you could have a desktop with enough automated fabrication tools you could make almost anything.
01-12-2004, 10:54 AM
Yeah, there is also this cool company that could take a 3D model(DFX, OBJ or 3DS Maxfile) and make it in all axis at whatver scale you wanted...then you just paint it up.