Hey guys, I just finished building my DIY dolly following this tutorial: http://www.mishra.tv/wordpress/?p=9. Thanks a lot for the person who posted that, I'm pretty sure they are on this forum, so yeah thanks HEAPS!
Anyway pics are at the bottom of my dolly and track. The only problem is my track is not flexible enough. I went to Bunnings Warehouse and found some 'Turbo Flo' hose which is 15 metres, and 18mm thick.States Virgin PVC material and solid metal fittings ensure maximum durability and endurance.
I definitely agree on that, it is durable and tough. It can easily handle the weight of my so-far rig. The problem is it won't stay in the shape I want it. Not at all. It keeps trying to roll back into its original position. I had to use my couch to keep it kind of straight.
I looked through the other posts and found this kind of hosing [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Apex-NeverKink-50-Foot-Flexible-8605-50/dp/B0002IKUEG/ref=pd_bbs_3?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1208370710&sr=8-3"]Amazon.com: Apex 8605-50 NeverKink 2000 5/8-Inch-by-50-Foot Heavy Duty Ultra Flexible Hose: Home Improvement[/ame]. The ends of it look the same as mine, has anyone tried this?
Later on in the post there is this:
Updating the shoping list:
Ok, forget this itens:
2- 5/8-Inch-by-50-Foot Heavy Duty Ultra Flexible Hose US$19.14 + $12.58 shipping
3- Some Rink US$29.99 or US$60 if you buy to pairs.
New, cheaper and better list
I went to the hardware store and got this red pressure hose is an inch thick, which is the same thickness the of pressure PVC pipe.
I bought 42 feet red pressure hose for $ 53 dollars, you can bought it cheaper in the United States, also bought this U aluminium profile.
Those both look the same as what I bought but mine is black. Does anyone have any ways to make this hose be straight. The reason why I don't want PVC (I will have to end up getting some I guess) is because it's impossible to bring around. With hosing I can at least roll it up to fit it in the car. Anyone have ideas to keep it straight? Maybe something like a brick with a hole going through it for each end (then again that would be hard to bring around too). Or maybe a better material to use for my track. Any ideas would be welcome and greatly appreciated!
Below are pictures of my track and dolly. Also a video of my 'shaky' track (since it's not straight and curves).