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Old May 10th, 2007, 07:39 AM   #1
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DIY Dolly footage!

I just finished my dolly! Here is some footage of it in action... just a quick point and shoot, no camera adjustments.

Very smooth though... pushed it forward, and then back.

Dolly Footage

I'll post some pictures of it later.

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Old May 10th, 2007, 01:29 PM   #2
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Nice and smooth! Can't wait to see the pictures.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 02:20 PM   #3
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Thanks, it actually runs quite smoothly. I can give it a slight push and it will glide for a good distance all on its own.

Here are a few pics.

Dolly1

Dolly2

Dolly3

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Old May 10th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #4
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Mike you have any pix showing the dolly on track? I'm having a difficult time figuring out what kind of track would work with that wheel arrangement without scraping on the point of the angle brackets. Thanks... Steve
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Old May 13th, 2007, 04:45 PM   #5
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Just 1.5" PVC piping... any length you want.

I can post some pictures later if you wish.

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Old May 23rd, 2007, 10:59 AM   #6
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Yes. Post more pictures. -with camera on it.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 11:22 AM   #7
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I just finished my dolly! Here is some footage of it in action... just a quick point and shoot, no camera adjustments.

Very smooth though... pushed it forward, and then back.

Dolly Footage

I'll post some pictures of it later.

Mike
FWIW Mike, the expression on the dog's face is priceless. As in, "What the heck is he doing now?" "Will it hurt me?" "Am I going to have to move?"

Looks like a nice dolly rig you've built there.

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Old May 23rd, 2007, 11:36 AM   #8
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http://www.morecowbellpictures.com/d...ipod_dolly.jpg

Photo taken by Robert Du Broy
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 11:38 AM   #9
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FWIW Mike, the expression on the dog's face is priceless. As in, "What the heck is he doing now?" "Will it hurt me?" "Am I going to have to move?"

Looks like a nice dolly rig you've built there.

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Thanks!

Yah, he was giving me quite the look. I think it was more like... "If you come any closer I may have to eat you!" :)
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Old September 12th, 2007, 08:34 PM   #10
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getting some great ideas from this thread... thanks guys!
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Old September 13th, 2007, 04:42 AM   #11
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Nicely done - love the dog, too!
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Robin the spy

Very impressed with look of film Robin the Spy. Did you use Magic Bullet?
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Old September 13th, 2007, 07:46 AM   #13
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This makes me want to buy some metal fabrication tools.........but my wife won't let me have any more junk. Very nice dolly dude, props to ya.
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