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    Default JuicedLink slider

    I just saw this in my vimeo home page and I think it is really a nice gear. I might check with drapes to work on something similar (DIY version). The idea is clever:


    What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie_tango View Post
    I might check with drapes to work on something similar (DIY version). The idea is clever:
    Clever: it's the word. Sure I'm about to start working on something like that it's just genious and simple as hell at the same time. I already figured out how to make a longer slider without it to bend due to the weight. I'll share it when done for sure.
    Thanks charlie! that a nice found!
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    Some nice other concepts:



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    Just thought of a concept, slightly different from the original from JuicedLink:
    Having 4 different parts with one rod holding a bearing, one in front of the other and fully adjustable: so you could have bigger rails or smaller ones, and it could fit on pretty much everything. Having each rod on a separate piece would also lead to have each bearing spaced in a minimum of 1inch, allowing the slider more stability: the bearing on the each front and rear part would hold on 4-5 inches on the rails. It might not be very clear to explain it, but I'll draw something and I'll post it later tonight. The way I visualize the concept would be very stable and fully adjustable.
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    Here's this one too. Looks like a nice alternative too, and it's probably less complicated to do:
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    Quote Originally Posted by drapeama View Post
    Looks like a nice alternative too:
    Here's what I've done today:


    It's a rough version, but I plan to work a bit more on it next week. Actually it gave interesting results for the price. I'm uploading a test video now, I'll post it later.
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    Here's the video. Basic, no work in post, just the fades between the clips:



    Not bad, but I'll work on something else later this week to make it even better.
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    Interesting. Looks simpler too (no angle and works on a square tube which is easier to make):
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    Looks like I'm the only one posting in this thread...any reasons...nobody's interesed/found that usefull?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drapeama View Post
    nobody's interesed/found that usefull?
    I'm assembling stuff and working on some plans for a hybrid of a couple of these ideas now... keep 'em coming!
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    Well, well, well, these look sweet and nicely made. I must confess some of us dont have the DIY skill that some ooze with. Should i say a brown thumb or a drill thumb- hahaha.

    Can anyone make some of these so we could buy from them?

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    Here's the laster version I've slightly modified from the original. Simpler and works better with the aluminium right angles than the pvc pipes:
    (Album here)

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    Normally people use urethane wheels, and not just the plain bearings. Is it noisy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillvane View Post
    Normally people use urethane wheels, and not just the plain bearings. Is it noisy?
    Like skate or rollerblade wheels, yeah it's usually what people does. But it makes the whole thing a lot bigger. As for the noise, I guess you won't go over 15mph so it should be ok! No seriously, if you push it fast enough, yeah the metal-on-metal becomes noisy, but as the rails I've been using wasn't longer than 3 feet...I plan to use it for slow camera movement, and I usually do the sound in post and not on-camera so it doesn't really matters if it makes a bit of noise. I had a set of cheap skate wheels and they were too much plastic so it didn't really cut on the noise due to the "friction" on the rails. That being said, the "bare" bearings on the PVC pipes were way more silent. But the PVC pipes are a bit more flexible which leads to a little curve during the movement. On the opposite, the aluminium angle doesn't move at all and provides a great smooth movement, but there's a bit of noise if you push it too fast. Something I can live with.
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    Very interesting too...


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    Quote Originally Posted by drapeama View Post
    Interesting. Looks simpler too (no angle and works on a square tube which is easier to make):
    Does anybody know where to buy those small wheels from this video? I was looking for 1 hour on internet and I didn't find...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaryHands View Post
    Very interesting too...
    Yeah, but it requires a very flat surface in order to produce very nice and stable results. The model I'm working on right now use rails, which are way more stable.
    But this one is easy to do and can gives very decent results on a flat surface

    Quote Originally Posted by ScaryHands View Post
    Does anybody know where to buy those small wheels from this video? I was looking for 1 hour on internet and I didn't find...
    Skateboard wheels. here on amazon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drapeama View Post

    Skateboard wheels. here on amazon.
    I was looking for smaller like i.e. RigWheels has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaryHands View Post
    I was looking for smaller like i.e. RigWheels has.
    Then just do as I do, use only the bearings, I doubt you'll find smaller than that:
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    Seems like I have a project this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drapeama View Post
    I doubt you'll find smaller than that:
    Those are "608" bearings, there are others, much smaller...

    (The smallest I have in my workshop is 3 mm inner, 10 mm outer diameter, 3mm thick.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Janke View Post
    Those are "608" bearings, there are others, much smaller...
    I doubt they'll be listed in the 'skateboard' category on amazon!
    Did you bought them locally or online?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drapeama View Post
    Did you bought them locally or online?
    Locally, at a bearing store (that simple!)

    You can try McMaster-Carr on the web. They have almost anything. www.mcmaster.com


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    Thanks, I'll check locally then!
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    Here's the last news guys, *almost* finished, I'll have to work on the rails again, but so far it's adjustable and it can fully be dissassembled:









    Video is rendering, I'll post it tomorow morning. Running time 4:00;20 so you'll see it in action at different speeds, in different location and I even tried some different angles.
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