Another use in the studio.
I received two new microphones that come with hard clip mounts only so I decided to try making some shock mounts. In my research I found many commercial designs for pencil condenser microphones that use the shock cords only to hold the microphone in place. The microphone body is slipped between the crossed shock cords. The issues I see are that the microphone can easily slip out and they have a tendency to sag.
This design incorporates an inner collar that holds the microphone body securely. The shock cords attach to the collar itself. Hopefully this will prevent the microphone from falling out and keep it from sagging.