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metakephoto PRO 5:45pm, 17 April 2008
Last week I went and got a pack of these from a guy who's selling them in Hillsboro,OR. And you get 4 for only $4. If anyone wants to see them i'll bring them to the next meetup. Basically they are honeycomb grids for computers but work excellent for making DIY grids...The material looks like it's exactly the same material that they used for the new Honl grids, minus the plastic around it and velcro. So I just thought i'd let you guys know, and it'll save you time from gluing black straws together.

saxxon.net/grids
Laughing Coyote Photography Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Laughing Coyote Photography (member) 10 years ago
Looks like I will be taking a trip out to Hillsboro... I was wondering where I could find them and now I know... Home Depot will be the next stop after I get them.. :)

thanks for the heads up :)
Neruzz 10 years ago
I just got them today too.I was just going to post some info about it but you beat me to it jeff. i got the $7 package with the aluminum grid with bigger cell sizes and the plastic with smaller sizes. www.saxonpc.com if you want to get them mailed.
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
How do you like the aluminum ones? I wanna get some of those too.
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
Neat!
Jeff what hours are they open? I called 2 times and got a voice mail message..
Auzigog 10 years ago
Awesome information! Thanks Jeff!

This is great, because my straw grid: a) took FOREVER to make (and I had superglue on my fingers for days afterwards) b) is currently falling apart and c) takes up too much space in my bag.

This would be a great solution for a collapsible one.

Any suggestions for which one I should order from saxonpc? Aluminum? Plastic? I have no idea how I would effectively cut the Aluminum one down to size.
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
@eyeRmonkey: I'd get the $7 package, cause you get both aluminum and plastic ones...and it's only $7

@strayz01: SaxonPC is just a small in home operation, so i would just e-mail him. And he works at INTEL during the day.
Neruzz 10 years ago
Strayz01, he runs his business from his house. He said he was going to be available most evening after 8, or this week wed-thurs-fri and saturday . I will also post pics of different sizesi got tonight.
Neruzz 10 years ago
I posted some Pics of the Variety package.
www.flickr.com/gp/49431918@N00/4834H3
GeoFX Posted 10 years ago. Edited by GeoFX (member) 10 years ago
@metakephoto : Do you have his contact information?
I work for Intel. Do I get Intel employee discount? Heehee!

@metakephoto: never mind, I found the contact info.
portland.craigslist.org/wsc/pho/645019108.html

@Neruzz thanks for the photos.
@Neruzz thanks for the photos.

@metakephoto ok I did not know he was a home operation. I will shoot him an email and see about picking them up. I am cheep and don't see the sense in shipping when I can drive out and get them faster.
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
@GeoFX: pretty funny about the INTEL discount...yeah you get the $4 grids for only $24 with your INTEL discount :)
Auzigog 10 years ago
Cool! I got the $7 (wich s $8.49 online and another $3 for shipping because I'm in Eugene, but it's still totally worth it).

I'm excited to get them and fashing some sort of collapsible grid out of them. Or maybe I can get them to work with the snoots I already have made.
thinkable straw [deleted] 10 years ago
Oh sweet! I saw these before, but I never knew they were out of Hillsboro.
jon_d_himes 10 years ago
He is all over craigslist. I was looking at picking up some larger grids but his are expensive i wonder where he gets them wholesale. the 7 dollar one makes 4
Whoowl 10 years ago
Well I would order some from here: www.smpw.com/newProducts.htm?recId=1993 and split them up with people. The very first one list is 2.25" x 48"! That is a lot of strobe covers for $12 + s/h. The have 1/4" and 1/8" cells and depths from .5" up past 2" too.

Anyone want to do a group purchase? I can organize it.
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
thats a good price, i should get some to cut 7" circles for my monolights
helpful volleyball [deleted] 10 years ago
Hey I could be heading up to Portland tonight to pick some friends up at the airport...where is this place....my straws collapsed a few days ago.
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
the place in Hillsboro, is just run out of a guys house. So it might be easier just to pay the couple dollars shipping or I guess you can always e-mail him like I did..... :)
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| whiteSpace | PRO 10 years ago
I just got my honeycomb flash grids from Saxon. I was hoping some of you with more experience could offer some advice at this point. What's a good way to mount them and attach them to the flash? I saw someone with a white plastic frame that fit right over the flash at the last meet up. It looked like a good way to go. Also, how far should they extend from the flash? Thanks for any help in advance.
Auzigog 10 years ago
@deziner999: Here is a photo of the "white plastic frame" you were talking about: www.flickr.com/photos/dhair/2296300983/

They sell them at home depot. It's actually a drain spout for gutters. They are perfect for any size of flash, because each end of it is a different size.

I would recommend using the drains spout if you don't mind the space it's going to take up in your bag.

I just got my order as well, and I'm going to try to foam paper (which is great for snoots!) to make a collapsible gridspot. We'll see how it goes.
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| whiteSpace | PRO 10 years ago
Excellent!! Thanks Auzigog!
Logan04 Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Logan04 (member) 10 years ago
I posted a gallery of pics taken by customers although not many folks seem to share a demo photo. It looks cool to see so many applications.
It is linked from the website saxxon dot net


The downspout didn't work out great for me, so I started using black foam to wrap them in and slide onto the flash.
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