Here's a new one to me (but surely not some of you): looking for something to mount and aim a shotgun mic from a typical sch.40 pipe grid. Suggestions? Thinking something like what clamps a gooseneck to a drum rack tube, but potentially positioned over people's skulls.
Aluminum flatstock, drill a hole to mount a lighting clamp, add clamp. Drill holes for Atlas mic flange, rivet flange to flatstock opposite lighting c clamp, both side and end. Drill a hole and attach a safety cable to the flatstock. Mount microphone as normal, attach cable, make sure it locks. Why go through this, well if mounting to a lighting pipe you would be amazed at how much noise a light makes as it heats up and cools down. Got wiggle lights or I-Cues? Noise. Depending on what you are mounting near dictates length of flatstock. I use four footers for mine. I paint the stock black to make my scenic designer happy. I use mine for dressing room feed and ALS so it needs to be clean when a feed from the sound board isn’t a better option, think opera or Shakespeare done traditionally.
Just to add another option... you may already have the hardware you need and not realize it. Lots of mic clips come with some variation on these adapters that have 1/4-20 threads on the inside. That plus a short bolt, a clamp, and a piece of flatstock with corresponding holes in it, and you're good to go. I've never felt the urge to stick a microphone on a camera tripod, but those adapters sure have come in handy for other things.