Originally Posted by Mannie Bothans
Thanks! How are your front grips attached? (It almost looks like the horizontal bar is connected to the handle of the head.) Any other photos or tutorial online?
It's actually an original design so no tutorials online. But basically take a cardboard tube (I know what you're thinking so stop.
It's one of those hard ones that's like 1000000x tougher than your normal paper towel tube. It's almost as tough as plastic, maybe even harder), make a hole in your desired position and put it in the tripod handle. As for the handles, I made 2 more holes in the tube and used the legs of a very small table for kids as my handles (I didn't tell my little sister yet
). Then put everything together.
Now I'm pretty sure you can also use PVC pipes (or even make the whole rig out of one), but I'm too lazy to go to the store and spend my money so I just used what I have lying around the house
. Also it's already a tripod so I can just unfold it and used it as a normal tripod, or even a steadicam.
The only problem I've encountered with this is that the handles kinda rotate, so I have to fix that. Nothing major really. It's still very usable.
This is the design that I usually use though. It's simpler. Just stick the friggin tube in and your ready to go. lol.