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Riley Harmon July 13th, 2005 02:14 PM

conduit you take dowel rods and use them to link sections together, i imagine it would glide just as smooth on pvc as long as the pipe is clean and no gunk

Shawn Redford July 17th, 2005 02:05 AM

Thanks for posting all the photos and video Riley - this is a great low cost design.

Richard Alvarez July 17th, 2005 03:49 AM

Nicely done Riley, a good variation on a friction dolly. Puts me in mind of the "Vaseline sled" Raimi used in the first "evil dead" flick. He took a sixteen foot 2x12 and set it on saw horses. Mounted his camera head to another short piece of 2x12 that had jigs cut to keep it centered on the 'rail'. Greased the board up liberally with vaseline, and just slid the thing along a track.

Necessity IS the mother of all invention... And an empty wallet is the father.

Jim Parks July 17th, 2005 07:28 AM

RE: Tennis ball dolly
 
Riley:

Thanks for posting the videos and photo. Good job! I think I'll try putting one together!

Jim

Timothy D. Allen December 28th, 2006 08:59 PM

Hmmm... I guess I found this post too late. All the links are broken. Bummer, too.

I was really interested in seeing how this all looked. :-P


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