Homemade Glidetrack

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So after seeing some video shot on a DSLR with a Glidetrack, I thought I’d try and build a cheap one to do some dolly-style shots with. I used 2 u-channel aluminum tracks from Lee Valley and then made a slider using some low friction polyethylene and homemade aluminum pieces to tie it all together.

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It’s got tripod mounts tapped into the middle mount as well as at each end to allow 2 tripods for a more stable mount.

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This was some great practice with my new milling machine to make the connecting pieces. I just need to find another project now to maybe justify buying some new tooling. Here’s a first sample video:

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