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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Slow and Steady.




I'm pretty bad at finishing projects. Not even just bike related projects. For example, there was a hole that needed to be patched in my living room after some new wiring jazz was installed. I think the hole was made in November, and I think the patch job finished sometime in February. Some might call it procrastination, I call it....well, procrastination.

But sometimes I get this flash of insipiration and motivation to get something done, and that fire under my arse was finally sparked last week. (partially)

I took me a week and about 3 trips to Home Depot to find all the right supplies, and only an afternoon to build.

A run down of the parts list cost:
PVC pipe: $7.50 for 2 10' sections
Hardware: $15
Angle Aluminum: $18
Wheels & bearings: $15 (I must note that this a rare price. I randomly found them at Toys R Us on some clearance rack for 70% off)
Plywood: Free.

So for under $60, I present you with the new Lucent Dolly. Still need to figure out a better way to keep the pvc peices together, but it works for now. I took it up to Highland this past sat and should hopefully have a sample video soon.


4 comments:

thenewboredom said...

Dope! that looks pretty damn good!
Have you tried just weighing down the dolly to keep the track under control? couple sandbags or big rocks might force the track to line up accordingly with the dolly as it passes over the top. just a thought. Can't wait to see the video amigo.

Justin said...

yeah I actually thought of putting some weight underneath the tripod, def gonna try that out next time I use it. I have too many fancy ideas in mind to make a locking mechanism, i think for now i'll stick to my 'foam packing material rolled up and jammed the tubes' idea :)

RUFUS said...

try a smaller diameter PVC pipe wrapped in gaffers tape or some rubber. Glue one end into one end of the larger PVC pipe and slide the other end onto the other part of the larger PVC pipe. This will create a nice friction lock, smooth seam and still be fairly easy to take apart.

Justin said...

Like the way you think mister. Off to Lowes on the way home!! I (un)fortunately prob still have plumbers tape from when my drain pipe cracked a few months back.