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Our high school has a digital media production course and did not have a dolly. With the tools and expertise of tech shop (techshop.ws) i put toge...
These materials manifested themselves in the course of the project qty 2 ) 24" x 2" angle 1/8" angle iron (cold rolled) qty 3) 30" x 1.5" steel straps...
Schedule 40 white PVC is available at landscaping supply stores and a 20' length is generally around $5.00. If you need more than 20' get a dowel to...
If I were to do this again I would use a larger softer wheel. I'm not a professional videographer and I don't know what equipment is out there but pn...
It's critical that the bolt holes are within 1/32" of an inch in alignment on the angle iron or the wheels will run unevenly on the PVC track or may ...
The metal frame is built from two pieces 2" angle iron with three cross bars and wound up being 30"x27". The size is not because of any specific pla...
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 s...
The video shooting was done without a deck; the tripod legs fit in the back side of the angle iron. But having a deck is cleaner. After constructing...
when cutting across grain - you may get something ugly like this. What I did was recut and use a second piece of 1/2" ply on top as a sacrificial bo...
I decided to cut holes in the deck and have hoops protrude from the top so that we could bungee the tripod. When ever possible - put your work in a ...
I drilled the holes through the deck into the metal tabs that i had welded on the frame. i figured it would look cleaner if the holes were aligned wi...
I used a 1/2" coving router bit to round the edges of the ply. This ply had been treated with Deft before and so I used it again. Prepare with fine ...
Using the 2" wheels made the most sense for us. Because I was foraging for parts I wound up with some nice brass bolts - that were about 1/4" too sho...
Here you can see the finished frame - bottom view, and top view. Third shot shows the deck. Note the wing nuts used to hold the deck on. I chose ...
This will seem obvious to skateboarders but i'll repeat it anyhow. A short spacer is required to keep the bearing from scraping on the bolt or nut. ...
Finally. I bolted the wheels on. Here is what the two wheels look like with jam nuts. Again - the wheels were used and running them in the grass mak...
Here is the finished deck. It's a decent prototype. The metal frame is fine but I would have preferred something cleaner for the deck (like the 1/2"...
I'm using an adjustable nylon strap here. A bungee might work better. The over all functionality is fine - and it's probably just going to get bea...
when you select the angle iron for the dolly give your self the benefit of some extra working room. Go for 2.5" channel or 3" if you can. I had to g...
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Posted:Dec 29, 2011
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