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Nick Soares
03-04-2013, 10:30 AM
I when to my parents house the other day and I noticed something behind the gameroom, IT WAS MY OLD DOLLY.
My very first dolly I made, and it still works! Proof in the video
My Old Dolly - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSvqASSoRBs)

Kevin
03-04-2013, 11:13 AM
So, I'm going to steal this basic concept shamlessly. Thank you for the video!

Havey
03-04-2013, 11:17 AM
Ha! Awesome concept! And its cool that you found it too. Memory lane.

Director
03-04-2013, 11:22 AM
Really cool Nick. I wish I had the room and tools to build something like this, and then a place to store it.

BTW, the tracks look metal. How do you build that?

Director
03-04-2013, 11:26 AM
Also, has anyone ever used any of the flexible dolly track system. I was thinking of buying this system as it looks easy to store and set up. Check it out here: FLEXTRAX FLEXIBLE DOLLY TRACK CURVED CAMERA DOLLY TRACK DOLLY RAIL | Epicworks (http://epicworks.net/products/flex-trax/)

Nick Soares
03-04-2013, 11:40 AM
Well lets just say its not the most portable dolly around :)

First we put the wheels on the angle iron, then built the platform (We havent welded yet)

The we laid out two 15' 1 1/2 inch galvanized tubing. We then put everything on, made sure it lined up then we welded everything together.

Havey
03-04-2013, 11:54 AM
Also, has anyone ever used any of the flexible dolly track system. I was thinking of buying this system as it looks easy to store and set up. Check it out here: FLEXTRAX FLEXIBLE DOLLY TRACK CURVED CAMERA DOLLY TRACK DOLLY RAIL | Epicworks (http://epicworks.net/products/flex-trax/)

This looks really interesting. How durable is that though? Kind of sketches me out since its so light weight and everything.

Director
03-04-2013, 12:12 PM
Havey, I'm not sure. But since it's rubber hosing, I would imagine it holds up pretty well. My concern is how the heck do you level it? I'm sure it works well on a flat, hard surface, but on uneven terrain you would still be stuck with having something hard and flat to lay it on.

Additionally, I have found websites where you can build these yourself for cheap.

Havey
03-04-2013, 12:13 PM
Yea I'm sure the durability is there as you said. For sure.

But you are right, I'm wondering how this would work on a different type of terrain. Would like to see this thing used outdoors before I would purchase it.

Does it just come with the track?

Director
03-04-2013, 12:17 PM
Well, the rubber hose is the track :)

EliJacob
03-04-2013, 04:36 PM
This is awesome! I have one just like it! PVC pipe, skateboard wheels and plywood! A lot cheaper than buying one and just as effective!

Nick Soares
03-05-2013, 06:26 PM
Also, has anyone ever used any of the flexible dolly track system. I was thinking of buying this system as it looks easy to store and set up. Check it out here: FLEXTRAX FLEXIBLE DOLLY TRACK CURVED CAMERA DOLLY TRACK DOLLY RAIL | Epicworks (http://epicworks.net/products/flex-trax/)

WOw, those are pretty sweet. Has anyone used these? I might buy some, great link Director!

Admin
03-06-2013, 04:27 PM
Very Cool Nick!

Director
03-06-2013, 09:13 PM
My old dolly

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w306/laoamericantv/little-doll-body1_zpsa67a2247.jpg


Friggin' strange, isn't it?

Charles
01-01-2014, 04:36 PM
I was reading through just fine then I saw this and spit up my coffee!


My old dolly

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w306/laoamericantv/little-doll-body1_zpsa67a2247.jpg


Friggin' strange, isn't it?