The second Wooster Sherlock camera crane was built on the cheap for sure. Using only one pole cuts down the cost. Instead of having one crane that does it all, I decided to build this model specifically for manual tilt shots. The other great feature of this version is the ability to set up the camera for extreme high angle shots. Although, there is no monitor on this version yet.....I'm still searching for a cheaper alternative to the monitor featured on the Wooster Sherlock 1.0 manual pan model.

Step 1: Materials

Materials I Had
  1. An old broken tripod
  2. flash mount (found on an old tripod)
  3. Various nuts, bolts and washers (from the miscellaneous bin)
  4. Tripod handle (removed from a broken tripod)
  5. Various bearings ( removed from scooter wheels and rollerblades)
  6. Barbell handle and weights
  7. double-sided mounting tape ( to attach barbell to paint pole)
  8. Plastic block
  9. K'nex gears and chain (left over from project coaster)
Materials I Bought
  1. Wooster Sherlock Paint Pole (4'-8' pole purchased at Lowes for $30)
<p>How did you put the weight on the bottom of the pole?</p>
Source for the plastic block?
That's a great question. This is something I had around the shop. It's some type of phenolic plastic. You could possibly get a small scrap from a plastic supplier or just simply use a block of wood.
cool man! always wanted one of these, so maybe I'll be building one soon :) thanks !
Good luck! Please share when you're done.
amazing idea! love it <br>
I really like this. Great work, thanks for sharing!
Thanks! Stay tuned.....there may be a Wooster Sherlock 3.0 in the works.
I love making new iterations of projects, it's so satisfying to see the design refined progressively

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