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Custom Foam Insert for Sony Alpha Camera Kit

This post describes the design and fabrication of a custom foam insert for a rolling hard case to carry my Sony Alpha camera kit. Since my 2018 blog post describing the design and fabrication of a custom foam insert for my Hasselblad X1D camera and lenses, I have switched to Sony mirrorless. Once again, I used the excellent MyCaseBuilder.com online tools to design the foam insert. The insert is designed for a Pelican 1535 Air Carry-On Case, a versatile case that meets the carry-on restrictions of most airlines and is convenient for both travel and gear storage.
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My Other Hobby – Woodworking

One of my other/many hobbies is woodworking. I’ll admit that most of what I’ve built is not artistic, and many of my projects follow plans published in woodworking magazines (including Woodsmith and American Woodworker). I’ll also admit that much of what I built as a beginner was…well…crap. More recent pieces have found a good place in our home or the homes of our kids. My basement workshop has been a retreat from the stresses of daily life and a welcome space to practice a craft that I admired from a distance for many years. Woodworkers fall into two broad “tribes” – Norm-ites and Luddites. The former are followers of Norm Abram and believe that a power tool exists for every task. The latter group eschews the use of power tools. I’m an unashamed self-admitted Norm-ite.

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Custom Foam Insert for Hasselblad X1D 50C Kit Using MyCaseBuilder

I’ve just completed a 3D project. No, not 3D printing. It’s a custom foam insert for a Pelican rolling case. I intend to use the case for both equipment storage and travel. Why not the Hasselblad Field Kit Pelican Case? It’s not wheeled, isn’t a newer Pelican Air case, doesn’t accommodate the XCD 21mm lens, is more expensive, and isn’t sized for the maximum airline carry-on dimensions. Plus, this looked like a fun project to take on during the hot and humid days of summer.

I used MyCaseBuilder.com to design and fabricate the foam insert. The insert fits a Pelican Air 1535 rolling case that meets the carry-on restrictions of most airlines and is convenient for automobile travel. The case is similar to the standard Pelican 1510, a case that I use for equipment storage. The new Pelican Air cases are lighter and more mobile than their standard counterparts. Having used “pick and pluck” foam inserts in Pelican cases in the past, I wanted to give custom foam inserts a try.

Completed custom foam insert showing gear placement

Completed custom foam insert showing gear placement

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Happy Birthday Golden Gate Bridge!

Today marks the 75th birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge. Since it’s one of my favorite photo subjects, I thought I’d post a few of my favorite images of the bridge. Happy birthday!


 

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Steve Jobs – He changed our lives. We will miss him.

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