Nolo's latest weekend DIY project....
When I shoot concerts, I often record audio off camera with a portable recorder. I needed a way to attach the recorder to the stand when I use a mic on top of a light stand. This bracket is made out of PVC pipe fitting, and will clamp onto the stand. If I extend the stand to get the mic 6' up, the recorder can still be lower so I can check settings easily.
The PVC "T" fitting is 1" main with a 3/4" aem, the elbow and end cap are 3/4" The pieces are glued together with PVC cement. The head of the 1/4" mouting bolt is hot glued in place on the inside of the end cap, the washer outside is a faucet washer. The faucet washer has enough compression to let you screw the recorder on securely, but have the display in good alignment for viewing.
You will need a 3/16" drill and 1/4-20 tap to make the hole and cut the threads for the thumbscrew.
One thing to be aware of with PVC pipe cement is that it sets virtually immediately, so when you assemble, you apply the cement to the inside of the fitting, then slide the pipe piece into the fitting quicky, smoothly, and firmly. Make sure your alignment is right on the elbow before you slide it on, because the cement sets so quickly, you won't have time to twist to tweak the alignment.
Depending on where the tripod mount is on your recorder, you might want to omit the elbow, or substitute a 90 degree elbow (e.g. for a Zoom H2 that has the tripod mount on the bottom). You also could add a micro-ballhead that would let you adust all sorts of ways.
Here are the pix: