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How to Make a Camera Crane / Jib for $30

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Uploaded on Oct 4, 2010

A camera crane (or jib) can give you some amazing shots, but tend to be pretty expensive. This version will give you the same functionality and is portable, too! All you need is $30 and your own tripod to get started.

PARTS LIST:

1- 10' length of chain link top rail
2- training wheels with rubber grooved tires
1- dumbell handle with screw collars
1- Simpson Strong Tie A24 angle (Home Depot SKU# 590007)
1- roll of 50lb. test fishing line
1- small hook & eye turnbuckle
1- quick plate from your tripod
2- 1/2" PVC plugs
1- 1/2" PVC end cap
1- 1/2" PVC tee
1- 1/2" PVC elbow
1- 1/2" PVC pipe (3" in length)
1- 1/2" PVC pipe (5" in length)
3- 1/4" machine screws (1 1/2" in length)
4- 1/4" nuts with nuts
1- 1/4" lock washer
2- 1/4" fender washers
1- 3/8" bolt (3" in length)
1- 3/8" bolt (4" in length)
7- 3/8" nuts
2- 3/8" fender washers
1-4 3/8" washers
1- 3/8" lock washer
1- knobbed 1/4" bolt with 5-6 exposed threads
1- 1/4" screw (2 1/2" in length)
1- 1/4" wing nut

PVC ratcheting cutters
Harbor Freight Tools: http://www.harborfreight.com/ratchet-...
eBay: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-532...
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000...

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