1. This is a track that I made for my spider trax dolly.
    You can attach it to a tri-pod or K-pod and it can be made with simple tools like a few wrenches and a saw.

    This is an addition to the Spider Trax Dolly that can be seen at Cheesycam.com

    If you have any questions about the build, feel free to comment below.

    I would like to give a special thanks to Jason Byfield for helping with the camera work while I was building

    Item List
    Just Basl Spider Trax Dolly Track

    2 - 10' Struts
    1 - Angle Gauge (aluminum)
    1 - Flat Bar Steel
    8 - 3/8" Hex Bolts
    8 - Locking Nuts (these are coated on the threads with neoprine)
    20 - Washers (I kind of go overboard on washers because I want to make sure I am getting a solid grab)
    4 - Rubber Stoppers (for the track ends)
    4 - Rubber Stoppers Wide Plugs for the feet of the track.
    4 - Hex bolt screws (you will use these to attach the rubber stoppers to the track, you pre-drill the plugs and then ratchet them in place)
    1 - can of black spray paint
    1 - drop cloth (if necessary)

    Extra Materials and Tools

    Saw Horses
    Circular Saw with Metal Blade
    Sander
    3/8" wrench and ratchet
    3/8" Metal Drill bit
    Counter Sinking Drill Bit
    Cordless Drill (Corded drill for more power)
    Two or more Clamps

    Notes:
    - Give the track plenty of time to dry before using or the wheels will stick. Putting two coats on will ensure your paint will withstand wear and tear
    - Always be careful drill metal, back the drill off at the end. Drill bits always like to catch at the end and this can put a big strain on your wrist.
    - The center bracket I used to attach directly to my Kessler Kpod, but you can easily use it to attach to a tripod quick plate, I would suggest a longer plate.
    - I chose 7ft for my dimensions because I have a very sturdy tripod head. results may vary. If you know you are using a weaker tripod, you can change your track length. This could save you some money too, if you go with a 5ft track, you will just need to buy one strut bar.
    - Make sure you feed all the washers in before you seal up the ends. If you use the wide washers that I did then they can only be fed in through the end of the strut.
    - It is very important to use LOCKING NUTS and not just regular nuts to maintain a tight track.
    - If shooting with DSLR's, using your IMAGE STABILIZING lenses are going to work a lot better than your prime lenses.
    - Do a few test runs on your track all the way to ensure the Just Basl Spider Trax Dolly will stay in the rails before drilling and bolting.
    - Always wear safety glasses!! Metal flakes fly all over the place, especially the aluminum.

    - Once I work on the motor idea, I will send an update.

    I am including links because if you have been to Home Depot as much as I have you learn a few things. Most people there do not know the whole store, so if you pull up pictures on your iPhone it really helps!

    10' Strut
    homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xh8/R-100164315/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

    Angle Gauge
    homedepot.com/Tools-Hardware-Hardware-Fasteners-Metal-Stock/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xh8Zar1m/R-202183474/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

    Flat Bar Steel
    homedepot.com/Tools-Hardware-Hardware-Fasteners-Metal-Stock/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xh8Zar1m/R-202183545/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

    Hex Bolts
    homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xh8/R-100337659/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

    Locking Nuts
    nutmanufacturers.com/picture/lock-nuts/locking-nut.jpg
    (this is a picture of one so you know what they look like, the inner coating is usual white)

    Washers
    homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xh8/R-202209636/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

    Rubber bumper for end
    homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xh8/R-100337561/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

    Jarrod Sumpter
    jarrod@justbaslproductions.com
    justbaslproductions.com

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