This 'Ible to be updated with more info over the next month or two. If you like this project then check back for updates.
Basically there are 6 components to this jib arm, listed in order of difficulty to build:
1. Fork (connects the arms to the bearing)
2. Bearing Mount (connects tripod to the bearing)
3. Camera Mount (connects the arms to the camera/Meade)
5. Counter Weights
6. Meade Telescope Arm Assembly (Motorized Pan/Tilt)
Peep the video for some epic test shots. And stay tuned at the end for a sneak peek at the next project (slider+jib)
Step 1: Fork
-Made from 3/8"x2" steel flat stock. The fork will bolt through the pillow block.
-Bronze Bearings (Bushings) which insert into the steel fork (this is very important). These bearings are for the up/down arm movement. These can be found at some Home Depot / Lowe's but the best place to get them might be your local Fastenal, they are nation wide and have a huge selection.