Please post ideas for security features, mounting brackets and stands. Please include photos and designs for everyone to see.
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By snakelk
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"I just need some tips on what cutting bit I works best in a Dremel for cutting this relatively thin steel."

I've made 20+ lock boxes using steel 60 amp A/C disconnect boxes. The first I tried cutting with a Dremel and quickly realized that was not the way to do it; ever since I've used my scroll saw with a 10 or 20 tpi wood cutting blade. Usually I can do two boxes before the blade gets so dull it won't cut a straight line or breaks -- the blades are cheap and cut the steel really quickly, so if you have a scroll saw try it.

For 3D camo on all the boxes I use Loctite premium construction adhesive; it hardens overnight and then I paint the camo with a mix of Rustoleum camo dark brown, green and tan.


Thanks for the tip. I may have to dust off my scroll saw and give it a try.
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By snakelk
#360501
Here's a few more DIY boxes and 8 keyed alike padlocks. One finished and 6 awaiting paint. Almost have a box for every cam (bear protection purposes primarily).

L to R: Moultrie Xenon white flash, Moultrie 700i, Moultrie M888, Stealth G26, Stealth G34 Max, Primos Truth Supercharged Blackout, Primos Truth 46HD.
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By snakelk
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These are for Moultrie Xenon white flash cameras:
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By picdic
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the paintjob kept changing, as i just kept finding it was still too dark. and then instead of making it look camo'd, to our eyes, i changed it again completely and went for the pattern break up instead.
and it still kept seeming to still be too dark. one doesn't realize just how light grey the trees actually are.
By picdic
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this was the finished result. it seemed almost too light to me, but it turned out to still be darker than the tree.
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