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Old March 30th, 2009, 10:55 AM   #1
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Homemade Dolly - A bit Jerky...

This past weekend, I had the urge to make a dolly.

All in all, it glides pretty okay, however I 've noticed a bit of jerkiness now and then.

I'm using PVC pipes and my rollerskate wheels are properly aligned to the tracks.

Question, should I be using any type of lubrication between the wheels and the track? Also, is it possible that the PVC pipes are a bit uneven/bumpy causing this jerkiness?

Thanks for your assistance.

P.S.: I checked out some Vimeo clips shot by folks in this section using their homemade dolly. I noticed some jerkiness in it as well. Is this normal? Or could that be my poor internet connection?
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Old April 1st, 2009, 09:29 AM   #2
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I figured it out. I changed the wheels to rollerblade wheels which seem to be a lot smoother.

Now to practice!

Cheers.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 10:32 AM   #3
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Glad you figured it out! Post some pics/video clips when you can.

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