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  • Critter Cam Mount.

    For Christmas my wife's brother gave her a Browning Critter Cam for the back yard and I finally got around to mounting it. It is designed to strap to a tree, but there were no trees where we wanted to mount it. The nylon belt and plastic teeth wouldn't clamp properly to a slippery pipe, so I welded some straps to a piece of old galvanized water pipe to make a mount for it. I slid a piece of 1/8" x 3/4" zinc plated strap stock into the slots in the back of the critter cam, where the nylon belt would normally go, to attach the camera to my mount. I welded a flange to the bottom of the pipe so that I could bolt it to an old disk brake for a base. This design made it portable so that we could move it to different locations. I capped off the top of the pipe to keep water out. I used Muriatic acid to remove the galvanized from the bottom end, so that I could weld the flange on to the end. I don't have an x-y table for my Plasma cutter so I just cut the corners off on my swivel mast horizontal saw and then turned it in the lathe. Notice the blue chips on the cross slide. My lathe has a 7-1/2 hp motor and has little respect for mild steel. Attached are two critter pictures from our back yard.

    Don
    Attached Files
    Miller Thunderbolt
    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
    16" DuAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma Torch

  • #2
    Here are some more pictures.
    Attached Files
    Miller Thunderbolt
    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
    16" DuAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma Torch

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    • #3
      And last but not least.
      Attached Files
      Miller Thunderbolt
      Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
      Miller Dynasty 200DX
      Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
      Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
      16" DuAll Saw
      15" Drill Press
      7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
      20 Ton Arbor Press
      Bridgeport
      Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma Torch

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      • #4
        Here are three pictures taken with the Critter Cam.
        The first is Sam mowing the lawn.
        The second is me coming out of the shop at night.
        The lighting in this second picture is from a Halogen motion sensing light mounted next to the door of the shop.
        The third picture is of a deer taken with the infrared flash on the critter cam.
        As you can see it is in black and white.
        Objects close like the shrub are very detailed.
        Objects far away are kind of blurry.

        Don


        Attached Files
        Miller Thunderbolt
        Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
        Miller Dynasty 200DX
        Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
        Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
        16" DuAll Saw
        15" Drill Press
        7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
        20 Ton Arbor Press
        Bridgeport
        Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma Torch

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        • #5
          So which of those three do we consider a critter?

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