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    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
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  • #2
    So, I'm going to steal this basic concept shamlessly. Thank you for the video!
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    • #3
      Ha! Awesome concept! And its cool that you found it too. Memory lane.
      http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnlyHavey

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      • #4
        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?

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        • #5
          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

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          • #6
            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.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Director View Post
              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
              This looks really interesting. How durable is that though? Kind of sketches me out since its so light weight and everything.
              http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnlyHavey

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              • #8
                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.

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                • #9
                  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?
                  http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnlyHavey

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                  • #10
                    Well, the rubber hose is the track :)

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                    • #11
                      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!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Director View Post
                        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
                        WOw, those are pretty sweet. Has anyone used these? I might buy some, great link Director!
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                        • #13
                          Very Cool Nick!

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                          • #14
                            My old dolly

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                            Friggin' strange, isn't it?

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                            • #15
                              I was reading through just fine then I saw this and spit up my coffee!

                              Originally posted by Director View Post
                              My old dolly




                              Friggin' strange, isn't it?

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