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Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:50 AM   #1
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need extra-long camera-threaded screw for prompter setup

I need to find a solution to affix a prompter to my Libec LS-60 tripod. Basically, what I think I need is the following:

-2 extra-long camera-threaded screws to go through ls-60 plate and the bottom of the prompter bracket. I've tried looking for regular screws that can accomplish this, but run into the issue of the screw head not being correctly shaped for the plate and thus digging into the metal, or the head is too tall, preventing the plate from being able to be mounted on the tripod.

-extra-long camera-threaded screw to go through top of prompter bracket and into camera

seems that the standard 1/4x20 camera screw doesn't come in any other lengths other than whatever the standard is (20mm, I guess?). Is there any source for longer screws, or is there a better solution that I'm overlooking for this setup?

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Old October 3rd, 2007, 11:21 AM   #2
 
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why don't you go to the local homey-d and pick up a 1/4-20 in the length and head style you'd llike.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 11:36 AM   #3
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I haven't been to our local HD yet, but was at another hardware store, and as I mentioned, I wasn't able to find anything that would:

1. Have a head that fit within the channel of the plate allowing free sliding of the plate
2. Have a head shape that wouldn't dig into the metal on the plate

If HD has a vastly superior selection of bolts, than I may be in luck, but I feel like I looked through a pretty good selection of bolts at the hardware store I already visited.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 02:05 AM   #4
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Hi Clay............

Well, if you can't find what you need, make it.

If you can find bolts the right length, take a file/ angle grinder to the heads and make them fit, no big deal.

If that isn't to your taste, take 'em to the nearest engineering shop and get them to make 'em fit.

Should only cost you a couple of bucks (if that) and, hey, job done.

There's a saying here in NZ:

The entire country is held together by #2 fence wire and sheer ingenuity. It's true.


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