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Newbie20200405

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Create a harness so I can hang a cell phone from a hook
« on: April 05, 2020, 06:31:01 PM »
I would like to create a harness out of a single length of string so I can hang a cellphone from a hook and use it as a web cam.   Has anyone tried this?

I am attaching a very rudimentary version of my idea.  Please try not to mock.

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Re: Create a harness so I can hang a cell phone from a hook
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 06:51:14 PM »
I think what you have there does the job. The important thing is to keep the phone from falling if it gets jostled during filming. Using sliding knots like the Clove Hitch on the standing part, or a Taut Line Hitch should be able to snug down on the phone to give it a measure of security.  Rubber bands might also help hold the phone secure.

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Re: Create a harness so I can hang a cell phone from a hook
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 06:53:40 PM »
Good day Newbie and welcome.

It looks like your tangle works as is.
You might try a barrel hitch as well. Here is a link to show it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrel_hitch
If you use a cord that has no twist, it should be easy to aim. Just tie an eye knot (adjustable or fixed) in the end of the cord at the desired height.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Create a harness so I can hang a cell phone from a hook
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 07:14:40 PM »
Thank you very much.  I will look these up and give them a try.

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Re: Create a harness so I can hang a cell phone from a hook
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 07:28:12 PM »
Thank you.  The barrel hitch looks very promising.

 As you expect, the phone slips out of the rudimentary harness with the slightest bump.

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Re: Create a harness so I can hang a cell phone from a hook
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2020, 07:40:36 PM »
@Newbie20200405

As SS369 already points out, your solution works fine.
I have come up with one that dont hurt the string too much and I am sure that some members of this forum have other brilliant ideas.
Rolling hitches are chosen for adjustability ( I assume you want your camera on a straight level). The Alpine Butterfly is a fun middle of the rope lope to tie.

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Re: Create a harness so I can hang a cell phone from a hook
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2020, 03:38:46 AM »
I would like to create a harness out of a single length of string so I can hang a cellphone from a hook and use it as a web cam.   Has anyone tried this?

I am attaching a very rudimentary version of my idea.  Please try not to mock.

Does it need to restricted to a single string?  If not, a box sling may work since the phone is just a flat box:

https://notableknotindex.webs.com/boxsling.html

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Re: Create a harness so I can hang a cell phone from a hook
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2020, 08:03:57 PM »
I would like to create a harness out of a single length of string so I can hang a cellphone from a hook and use it as a web cam.   Has anyone tried this?

I am attaching a very rudimentary version of my idea.  Please try not to mock.
I'll just remark that your cord looks to be rather
thicker, more solid, less flexible a material than
you might use --think "mason line", which is the
fine stuff used by brick layers and often readily
available around construction sites (and in dayglo
pink, yellow, orange, green).

Making a full wrap of the phone at your connection
points will give your harness better grip on the phone.

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