The design process is something we absolutely CRAVE here at SolidSmack. You can throw up pretty pictures all day, but going behind the scenes and getting an idea of the work and thought that goes into a design… simply wonderful.

This is a perfect example. Jonathan Bergqvist wanted to have a shoulder mount for his Canon 7D. Fortunately for him, his pops is a skilled woodworker that can turn a raw stick of birch into a thing of beauty. From start to finish, here’s the process of Jonathan’s dad, Erik, creating the body, handles and focus mechanism for his son’s camera. How cool is that?

Athan via GadgetLab


Josh is founder and editor at, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.