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I could have sworn I posted this last night but I am not seeing it, I was wondering why I didnt get any replies.

Anyway, I got my eyefinity setup and wanted a mount, my intent was to copy the plumbing pipe version you see floating around the internet, however when I told my buddy Jeff what I was doing he was intent on going big and he did, between he and I we spent hours in the garage and with his help put together something I wouldnt have dreamed of when I was planning a plumbing pipe version. Luckily for me he has the garage full of welding equipment and any other tools you can think of. Its not quite done, but we ran out of time last night, and wanted to get it mounted to see if any corrections needed to be made. The left side sits a little low, we will get it done, but so far I think it has come out great!





Edited by TheLastPriest - 2/28/11 at 7:08pm
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that looks spectacular
    
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that looks spectacular
Thank you! Couldnt have done it without my friend, I am good at the logistical and problem solving sides, but my welding and grinding skills leave something to be desired. I can do it, and did through the project, but that dude is a machine. Considering we had no plans and just built it as we went, I am really happy with how it came out.
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Looks great!
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Damn. U should sell those mounts. Im not kidding. For people like me... it would take our ghetto rigging out of making our own, and wed be supporting you. I say make a thread and see if there are takers. Cause Damn that's hot.
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I was thinking it might sag, but from the pictures you cant tell and it looks great! great job man
    
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Looks great!
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Damn. U should sell those mounts. Im not kidding. For people like me... it would take our ghetto rigging out of making our own, and wed be supporting you. I say make a thread and see if there are takers. Cause Damn that's hot.
Thank you, Its funny that you say that because my buddy asked me if I thought people would be interested. I think we are going to put a FB account together, see who is interested in these and then possibly custom cases/case mods.


I think it rests too high, probably going to take the monitors off and chop the bottom and reweld an end cap, I would prefer a lower profile. I am trying to decide what to paint it, we are stuck between black (for obvious reasons), white to try to blend it with the wall behind it, chrome to reflect light so you see reflections instead of the mount, or just grind it down to bare metal and give it that industrial look. Thoughts on either of those ideas?


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I was thinking it might sag, but from the pictures you cant tell and it looks great! great job man
Because its decent size steel square tubing, its solid as a rock, doesnt sag, but the mounting system is wholly experimental and need to be fine tuned some.
Edited by TheLastPriest - 2/28/11 at 7:10pm
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post #8 of 34
Pretty awesome. I've seen dual/triple monitor stands that were homemade before, and they didn't look NEARLY as good. Great work!
post #9 of 34
Awesome job man.

How about cutting a hole to allow the pipe to pass through, and then using a couple of pipe repair clamps like this...but not as bulky to allow it to be adjustable height.
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Originally Posted by TheLastPriest View Post
Thank you, Its funny that you say that because my buddy asked me a couple times if I thought people would be interested. I think we are going to put a FB account together, see who is interested in these and then possibly custom cases/case mods.


I think it rests too high, probably going to take the monitors off and chop the bottom and reweld an end cap, I would prefer a lower profile. I am trying to decide what to paint it, we are stuck between black (for obvious reasons), white to try to blend it with the wall behind it, chrome to reflect light so you see reflections instead of the mount, or just grind it down to bare metal and give it that industrial look. Thoughts on either of those ideas?




Because its decent size steel square tubing, its solid as a rock, doesnt sag, but the mounting system is wholly experimental and need to be fine tuned some.
If I were you I would do 3 things:
1. Instead of 1 leg, under both bends I would put a leg so the weight is more evenly distributed (if I saw the pics wrong disregard this) I would be uncomfortable with three screens and one leg. Just me.

2. Get a cheapo tv wall mount and measure into your mount where you would need to drill holes to mount it on the wall.. and predrill these holes for future use (or if you sell them.. more versatility)

3. For the paint I would use plastidip. Any good hardware store has it. Its a spraypaint that is basically spray on plastic or rubber. Originally intended to fix the grips on tools but comes in handy. It will waterproof.. put a nice flat finish on it, smooth the edges, and be softish to the touch. And you wont have to worry about scratches paint flakes rust etc. I use it on cars to waterproof and paint trim.. etc. Comes in SO HANDY.
http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip


Oh! Make the legs removable if desired.. see #2




Just trying to help
Edited by SiK GambleR - 2/28/11 at 11:09am
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