Satphone and GPS cradle

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 13:17
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This time around we need the Satphone on all of the time whilst out bush. So needed to fit it somewhere. OEM plastic cradles are way beyond my means.

So.....a bit of scrap 16mm MDF, some careful work with the scroll saw, fitted my old Magellan GPS holder to this device as well, some PVA glue and a little bit of spray paint out of a can and velcro it to the dashmat.

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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 13:45

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 13:45
Willem,

I think you are getting addicted to that MDF ;)

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Follow Up By: Mad Cowz (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 23:37

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 23:37
yeah, it's the dust, the next asbestos they say!!!
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 13:49

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 13:49
Hi Willem
It looks like a Bought One, and probably better.

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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 14:34

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 14:34
Clever use of what's available, I like it!

Well done!

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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:03

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:03
Willem I hope that when working MDF you are wearing respiratory protection as the dust is carcogenic and is well proven to be dangerous to ones health.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:15

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:15
That, my friend, is a bent truth.

Carcenogenic maybe, but you would have to be working in in a closed room 24/7 for a couple of years before anything would hurt you. Cutting a few small pieces of MDF is harmless. You might as well compare it to petrol sniffing. Take a whiff or two of petrol fumes and it will do nothing to you. Sniff it all day and it will burn your brains.


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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:15

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:15
Problem is Willem I've two friends both younger than me that both have lung cancer from breathing the dust from it occasionally, neither worked with it full time.
I do a bit of woodturning as a hobby and the dust from timber and timber products are just as lethal as the old asbestos.
All is fine until your personal level of tolerance is reached and then wammo, maybe not cancer but greatly reduced lung capacity can often be the result which while it may be "temporary" can knock you for six and quite often comes back to haunt you later in life.
And yes we've all done stupid things like not wearing protective gear when doing dirty and noisy jobs, problem is it comes back to haunt you later on.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:25

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:25
Thats your problem Petyer, not mine

I really wish people will stop preaching this or that. I have to take care of my own life and look after myself in my own way and do not need to be told I shouldn't do this or that.

Anyway, who said I wasn't wearing protective gear?

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Reply By: Krakka - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 16:17

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 16:17
Looks good Willem, only problem I can see is the sat phone getting cooked in the sun, with that external aerial could you fit the phone somewhere out of the sun? Or possibly you could manufacture a sunshade to go on top.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:06

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:06
Got a cupboard full of towels :-o



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Follow Up By: Krakka - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 18:31

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 18:31
Hahaha I knew you would have had that situation "covered".

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