I SWEAR THIS IS MY LAST ONE.... because im done. I took a 2 inch t-square and bent it on a table. and warped it with tape. for the grip i used paper towel, good enough. theres a little bit of flex but not enough to notice. and since i work at best buy, i grabbed a security sensor to put under the bottom to hold it still and super glued it in. i alway cut 2 little cuts in the ruler to put the sensor thing in. the ruler was 2in thick, and the sensor is 1 3/4. i took my old tripod head and took out the screw, and got a washer to hold it in. and there it is. i cant wait to use it! o and just if anyone wants to know, the camera is a sharp vl-ax1.