Published on May 16th, 2013 | by Jules IKEAHacker4
Macro camera slider rail
Materials: Finnvar stand
Description: I repurposed the FINNVAR stand and turned it into a height adjustable slider rail for my DSLR camera slider (which I built by cannibalizing my girlfriends roller-skates and spending countless hours at the tool store – but that’s a different story).
The concept is pretty straight forward and easy to copy: Essentially everything remains the same besides the the top board which is replaced with a longer one (1,4m), in order to get some sliding range. It’s also very important to add stops to each end of the sliding board, to keep your slider – and your camera on top of it for that matter – from sliding off the construction.
I also added some felt patches to one side of the board, to make the ride smooth and quiet.
~ FJ Renard, Berlin