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Ash Varma March 30th, 2009 09:55 AM

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?

Ash Varma April 1st, 2009 08:29 AM

I figured it out. I changed the wheels to rollerblade wheels which seem to be a lot smoother.

Now to practice!

Cheers.

John Stakes April 1st, 2009 09:32 AM

Glad you figured it out! Post some pics/video clips when you can.

JS


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