A while back, I spotted a little tid-bit on Al Jacobs Black Box web site. He came up with a common piece of hardware to use as a dual speedlight bracket. He used a common stair tread bracket, etched away the galvanizing and powder coated it black. He charges for his effort of coarse, but I thought I'd try it out without the acid and paint. I found the bracket for $2.39 at Lowe's hardware. Al got his at Home Depot. These brackets have very sharp edges, so I first used a Dremil and 1/2" sanding drum to break all the sharp edges and remove burr's. I mounted a few pieces of hardware I had in my parts drawer including: 2 Smith-Victor cold flash shoes (about $7 ea. at B&H) 3 1/4"-20 hex head bolts 5-6 1/4" flat washers 1 brass light stand stud with 1/4"-20 hole 1 Light swivle w/umbrella mount It looks something like this: If you are like me, all the small parts were already available. If not, then your milage may vary. In other words your cost may be in the $25-$30 range. Still, that beats $200.00 plus price of many dual brackets out there.