Step 6: Making hoops

Picture of making hoops
welded frame with hoops.JPG
painted frame with hoops.JPG
We needed some way to bungee the tripod to the dolly.  There just happend to be some  12" long 1/4" bolts in one of the tech shop bins.  I used tech shops two pin roller to bend the bolts into hoops. This was a bit tricky because the roller is not designed for 180 degree bends.  So i fudged a bit and bent by hand.

advise: if you want two nice hoops, make three or four and take the best of the lot!

second picture shows hoops welded to frame.  i cut the remainder of the hoop off with a sawz-all.

third picture shows the painted frame with hoops and the pads to hold the deck screws.