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Build a Camera Slider from a Desk Drawer Rail

If you’re looking for a quick and cheap way to improvise a camera dolly, this clever tutorial shows you how to use a common drawer rail to build a smooth-sliding camera glider.

Commercial rail sliders start at $100 and easily climb into the $300+ range for longer/sturdier models. If you’d like to play around with sliding effects but you’re not interested in shelling out a car payment for camera slider, this DIY guide will help you turn a standard drawer rail (available at any home improvement store) into a simple camera slider.

Slip and Slide iPhone Slider [via DIY Photography]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/6/11

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