So recently I shared an image of a few 15mm Rails and Clamps and asked people to give it their best guess of why I was sharing the image. I was going wait a day to update everyone, but the game didn't last very long.
Well Marc did guess correctly that the pieces were going to be used for a Gimbal Stand. Congrats! I'll be contacting that person via email to send a $25 Dollar Amazon E-Gift Card, thanks everyone for participating.
Sometimes something so simple can be eluding, but the idea works flawlessly. Here's what the stand looks like once it's been assembled.
Of course here's a little video of how it all comes together.
And here's a list of parts that many of you may already have, but if not these are some of the cheaper parts I could find to get you started building your own 15mm Gimbal Stand.
You'll need (4) 15mm 90 Degree Clamps at the corners of the stand.
15mm 90 Degree Clamps
You'll need (1) 15mm Dogbone (side-by-side) Rail Clamp to hold the two pieces together.
15mm Dogbone (side-by-side) Clamp
You'll need (4) 12" 15mm Rods for the top and the bottom bars. These are some of the cheaper Aluminum ones I can find.
12 Inch 15mm Rods
You'll need (2) 18" 15mm Rods for the Vertical (upright) Rods to give enough height for small gimbals. Go longer if you have a CAMETV sized Gimbal.
18 Inch 15mm Rods
If you want super lightweight with a nice finish, then I suggest choosing matte black Carbon Fiber Rods. Not quite as cheap as Aluminum, but if that's your thing, make sure to check out some very affordable 15mm Rails over at PVGear.com.
OTHER IDEAS? Possibly for a non-slip surface is to add some Heat Shrink tubing over the rods and possibly rubber O-Rings at the tips of the base rods to prevent sliding around.