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#1 Ira Ratner

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 12:30 PM

Should be finished in about an hour on my PVC tripod dolly to ride on PVC track. This thing should have been done weeks ago, but hurricane threats and family responsibilities put the kabash on that.

I bought the plans off of a website, but I think I made this thing a lot easier to build and for a lot cheaper than as they directed. Mind you, it's just for pushing a K-3 and similar weighted equipment

I'm just a little pissed because I don't have any any long lengths of 1" PVC (track) to really play with it yet.

Pictures to come latter this/my afternoon.

And if anyone is interested in building one of these, for under 25 bucks, pay attention!

Edited by Ira Ratner, 14 September 2008 - 12:31 PM.

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#2 Ira Ratner

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 06:37 PM

How to make a track dolly for under 25 bucks, if you don't screw up like i did and you actually learn from my expensive mistakes.

Step one is to buy four 3" L-brackets from Home Depot. They only sell one type so you can't make the wrong purchase, and they come 4 to a package, a clear bag. I believe they're Stanley, but like I said, it's the only 3" they sell. The 4" type come TWO to a package, but if you get those instead, I don't know if their pre-drilled holes will PERFECTLY work for the inline skate wheels you're going to use. (More on this later.)

Here are the brackets, and ignore the nuts in there for now:

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#3 Ira Ratner

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 06:50 PM

I give up with trying to post photos here. And I am really aggravated right now:

"Upload failed--The file was larger than the available space."

But they AREN'T. They're RGB JPEGs under 100k!
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#4 Ira Ratner

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 06:59 PM

Damn you!!!!

Damn you all to HELL!!!

(And don't ban me because that was simply a Planet of the Apes cinematic reference to my frustration here.)
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#5 Ira Ratner

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:01 PM

and ignore the nuts in there for now:

I MEANT TO SAY BOLTS!!!!

Man--this country's economic meltdown is really taking its toll on me.
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#6 Ira Ratner

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 06:32 PM

Why can't I upload pictures?

Are there any mods here or anyone minding the store?
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#7 John Allen

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 09:57 PM

You might have too many pictures uploaded. The site will only allow you to upload so much space. So, you might want to either delete some of your old photos, or make your pictures smaller. Goodluck, and I can't wait to see how your dolly looks. :)
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#8 JD Hartman

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 04:37 PM

The moderator for this forum and the Lighting forum is probably out on a job.

How are you going to attach the "L" bracket to the deck of the dolly? Wouldn't a short section of 2x2 angle iron (or old bed frame) worked just as well and been more ridgid?
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#9 Jamie Metzger

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 12:37 AM

Your "l" brackets look heavenly!
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#10 Ira Ratner

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 07:38 AM

I only have two images uploaded--one at 67, and one at 98.

Let me try this again now that I'm sober, and look at the files again. On another site, I had a problem because they were CMYK JPEG's, but these seem to be correct in every way, including size.
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#11 Ira Ratner

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 08:08 AM

I give up. I am doing nothing wrong and it's not working. I even saved the JPEG three different ways and it's still saying too large.

Maybe it's because I'm on Safari, but I was able to upload before, so who knows.
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#12 Onno Perdijk

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 03:02 PM

Okay, you have got me, now I am done with your rand about uploading pictures. Send them by mail to me and I will put them on my server and reply a link like www.solidgrip.nl/iraratner...

(onno@solidgripsystems.eu)

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#13 Ira Ratner

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 12:32 PM

Thanks, Onno.

But I'm only ranting because I don't understand why this happening!

I'll email now.
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#14 Ira Ratner

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 12:41 PM

Wait...

Gonna try using Flickr first.
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#15 Ron Flex

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 04:39 PM

Wait...

Gonna try using Flickr first.


Imageshack is always a quick and easy option. I usually upload and just use the 'direct link' to image link rather than all the annoying stuff.
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