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Video: Stage Junk's new Flat Focus tool

Discussion in 'LDI 2010' started by gafftaper, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. MarshallPope

    MarshallPope Well-Known Member

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    I finally got mine a week or so ago. I haven't had much of a chance to play with it, but it seems terrific so far, and at the same price as a decent dinner, it can't be beat. It did take a couple of weeks for me to get it though, so don't count on having it in your hands by week's end.
     
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    Got mine yesterday, all wrapped and ready to go. Rob has been pretty good about getting them out.
     
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    ruinexplorer Minion CB Mods Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    Aw, you shouldn't have. . .
     
  4. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Don't worry he didn't. :mrgreen:
     
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    ruinexplorer Minion CB Mods Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    I kind of figured when he wasn't asking for my address. I was hoping that he was just a supplier for Santa. Oh well.
     
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    No, really I sent them via Fed Ex. You should call them and ask where they are. I am sure they have them....... somewhere. :)

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    ruinexplorer Minion CB Mods Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    Aw, it was the thought that counted.
     
  8. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Just a note to anyone interested:

    The Ultimate Flat Focus Tool, as well as all of the StageJunk line, is now available through CB advertiser StageSpot.com for the same price as StageJunk. No more need to email or call Rob Junk to purchase the tools. Be sure to tell them ControlBooth sent ya!

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    This Ultimate Flat Focus Tool handles:
    1. 3/4" and l9mm for standard C-Clamp and star knobs on ETC lekos
    2. 7/8" for scaffold clamps
    3. 17mm European
    4. 9/16" yokebolts
    5. 1/2 " C-Clamp
    6. 3/8" Older swivel focus nut on C-Clamp
    7. 5/16" Newer swivel focus nut on C-Clamp
    8. Bottle Opener
    9. Lanyard Hole
    10. Larger opening for larger shackles and fat wingnuts
    11. Long Narrow slot for smaller shackles and regular wingnuts
     
  9. blackisthenewblack

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    Does anyone know if this tool is avaliable for purchase in Canada? I would like to get one, but its just the $50 shipping for a $20 tool, that really kills. For that matter, any Canadian theatrical tool suppliers in general? (stupid customs fees and additional shipping charges)
     
  10. gafftaper

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    I suggest you email Rob Junk himself and ask him. rjunk@stagejunk.com
     
  11. Dionysus

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    I was just talking to the guys at stagestore.ca and got them in contact with Rob. They are now going to be carrying the tools for those of us in Canada! Awesome news for us Canucks! He said they are expecting to be able to have the tools in stock next week.
     
  12. blackisthenewblack

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    I emailed Rob and for those Canadians out there and this is what I got back.

    "Here are two places in Canada who carry my tools.

    MTM Equipment Rentals LTD - Calgary
    403-276-1505


    Roy Jackson
    Roy Jackson Design
    P: 780 967 0572
    C: 780 293 0572
    E: roy@royjacksondesign.com
    W: www.royjacksondesign.com"

    So to recap, you can get Rob's tools at the aforementioned places.
     
  13. Dionysus

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    As aforementioned stagestore.ca (Horizon Solutions) now carries the stagejunk tools, they just put them up on the site the other day (and I just got mine).

    Stagestore.ca - Theatre Tools
     
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    Sorry to bump an old thread.

    I bought two of the flat tools and one ratchet tools...they are THE best thing ever. I usually have a couple of sound guys helping me rig, and they always take forever fiddling with their crescent wrenches. Now, I just hand out the two flats to whoever is helping and we get things done way faster. I bet having these wrenches cuts a half hour off my setup and strike times. They're worth it just for the shackle busters...getting the load straps off my soca at the end of the night while 30' up on a ladder goes way easier.

    The ratchet I keep in my pocket...so much easier to cinch down the **** c-clamp yoke bolt and do a quick focus.

    Picked them up from Roy Jackson (two posts up) and they were shipped fast. Great tools!
     
  15. gafftapegreenia

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    Well, I used the flat UFT yesterday just to try it out. No luck with the 7/8" opening. Either the clamp was way too tight or the FUFT is a little too loose on the 7/8" size. The FUFT easily slipped and I think it may even be slightly bowed out now. ON the other hand the 9/16 slot was a great addition to the lighting tool line up.
     
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    I'm not sure if those of you who attended LDI saw this, but Stagejunk has come out with a New Mini Flat Focus Tool. I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but once I do I will make sure you let you know what I think. Also, you can now buy all of Stagejunk's tools at Full Compass. They are not listed on the website yet, but should be shortly. photo.JPG
     
  17. Jay Ashworth

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    My Flat arrived yesterday, and I should get the chance to play with it over the next week or so. My initial impression, though, is that it's built like a schick brit-house, and it ought to rawk.

    Looking more closely at it, am I the only person who thinks that if it's ever gonna break, the break spot is right between the two sides, and *one more millimeter* of metal there would fix it?
     
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    That direct item link tries to download a page named whatever.cgi -- I infer Stagespot has their webserver misconfigured.

    And I get a dotnetnuke error elsewhere. Yup; his webserver is messed up. Is the site brand-spanking-new? Wait. That error is from StageJunk, the former one from StageSpot...
     
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  20. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    I've been using my flat focus tool since I created this thread at LDI 2010. I still love it and it handles everything I need, in my little world. Not sure what's going on with StageJunk and their website. Perhaps they are giving up on direct sales?
     

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