Hey all, I thought I'd share my beauty dish adventures with you all. I saw a large stainless mixing bowl for $10 wich started this whole project off. What I used: Stainless steel mixing bowl - $10.15 plastic plate - $1.75 1/4" washers (45 pack) - $3.13 1/4" Dome nuts (12 pack) - $3.32 1/4" wing nuts x 3 - $1.68 1/4" nuts x 11 - $0.99 24x1/4" threaded rod - $3.94 1000x25x3mm Aluminium bar - $6.24 Grey primer - $2.75 White Matte - $2.75 Black Matte - $2.75 Clear - $2.75 Total $42.20 The stuff First remove the cat from the dish. I drew up a template in inventor, cut it out and stuck to it the dish using some spray adhesive. I decided to drill the holes first.. why because I figured cutting out a large chunk of the middle of the dish would make it even more difficult to drill the holes. So to drill the holes to 1/4" (6.35mm) I ended up using 4 drill bits slowly increasing in size, try it and you'll find out why.. unless your lucky enough to have a drill press and some nice drill bits. Cuting out the hole for the flash, I used a rotary tool (dremel thingy) and a re-enforced cutting wheel, I highly recommend earmuffs and safety specs for this.. Holes cut and fixed up. Time for the plate. Now I ended up using the dremel to try and flatten the area around the holes as my bolts were aiming at the center of the dish instead of the holes they were supposed to go into.. forgot to take a picture though. I scuffed up the plate and dish with some 100grit sandpaper. Washed them and applied some ESP (easy surface prep) probably not nescary but I had it so I used it. Primer applied. I used a hacksaw to cut the rod up to make my bolts since the Bunnings didn't have any bolts with a full length thread. Bolts.. After First coat of white paint. Cutting the 3mm Aluminium for the bracket. Bent Got lazy with the pictures after that.. The dish ended up with 2 coats of white on the inside (I should have done like 4 thinner coats) The outside got 4 coats of black and 3 coats of clear 2 coats of clear for the white. Finished. Spread 1-2 feet from the wall I love it. The flash obviously looses alot of power, probably 2 stops maybe more, still very useable though. Examples (click for bigger) It is a little hard to see in these ones but you get a nice doughnut catchlight in the eyes which I really like, I might make a sock for it though just to see how that goes. I will hopefully get a comparison with a profoto beauty dish tomorrow. Just ask if something is unclear or you want to know more, happy to help.