DIY Track Dolly
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Step 1: See YouTube Video for Test Shots and Dolly Track Build
- Table Saw
- Hole Saw
- Drill and 1/2" Bit
- 1 1/4” diameter 10 ft PVC pipe (2X)
- 1 1/4” diameter PVC elbows (4X)
- Plywood - close to size of tripod
- 2 X 4 (30" long)
- 1 1/4” wood screws (6X)
- Paracord or rope (20 ft)
- Glue (optional)
- Furniture sliders (optional)
Cut each 10 ft PVC pipe into 2 pieces: 8 ft and 2 ft
PVC can now be assembled
Cut holes in 2x4 with hole saw along center line to match spacing of PVC tracks
Cut 2x4 along center line to make two rails
Cut plywood to match tripod size
Mount the plywood onto 2x4's using the wood screws
Drill a hole in the center of one of the sides for the rope
Tie rope to the hole
Drill another hole through the center of one of the 2 ft sides. Feed the rope through the hole.
(Optional) attach furniture sliders to potentially smooth the camera motion
Enjoy your new dolly. See video for test shots.