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Old January 28th, 2009, 09:06 PM   #1
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DIY 39" Slider

This thing is real easy to make. Just tap a hole. Works good. Very fast set up and break down.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 09:30 PM   #2
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Looks very nice. What materials did you use?
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Old January 28th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #3
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Looks like a high end drawer slide, is it? More details please !
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Old January 28th, 2009, 09:49 PM   #4
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VERY similar to the indiesliderpro! nice work.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #5
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Perhaps a door guide?
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Old January 28th, 2009, 11:11 PM   #6
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I'll try and find the link where I got it, the track is very high end and not made for cameras or doors. Seems like something made for robotics or factory machinery.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 11:18 PM   #7
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Dang!! Just like the real thing Brian! Gusto ko ana pod!
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Old January 29th, 2009, 02:46 AM   #8
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ooh. xactly like the glidetrack. Am I right to say u have to remove the bowl to screw it to the track before mounting it? Will it flex at the ends?
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Old January 29th, 2009, 04:19 AM   #9
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If you google 'linear rails' you will find lots of companies that produce these type of rails they are made for engineering equipment.

Standard linear guide rails, miniature line guide rails, rail brake system

just an example
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Old January 29th, 2009, 04:49 AM   #10
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ooh. xactly like the glidetrack. Am I right to say u have to remove the bowl to screw it to the track before mounting it? Will it flex at the ends?
No, I just removved the head and bolted to tripod. Easy...it's vaguely a diy process, takes about five minutes and solid as a rock.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 01:08 PM   #11
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Looks good Brian! Any sample footage with your DIY slider?

BTW, saw this from the other forum to buy slider parts: igus® Inc: E-Chain Cable Carrier Systems®, iglide® plastic bearings, Chainflex® flexible cable, Drylin® linear guides and bearings, ReadyChain harnessed systems, igubal® spherical bearings, aluminum shafting

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Old February 7th, 2009, 11:52 PM   #12
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What was the cost?
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Old March 14th, 2009, 11:39 AM   #13
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Wonderful.
I'd love to know where I can purchase one to give it a try...How big is your rail?
What model did you get?

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Old March 16th, 2009, 08:35 PM   #14
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The OP teased us then went silent..... arghhhhh.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 03:31 PM   #15
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I've just put the same thing together from parts from Igus.com (European company, but there may be outlets in the US.)
This is what it's capable of:
Woodland on Vimeo
It cost me about 100GBP - do the maths yourselves - I can't keep up with currency fluctuations these days!
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