I’ve received a few questions in regards to how the tripod and camera QR plates are attached to the DIY jib. I’ve taken some photos so you can get a better look at the screws and where they connect. Read the full blog post with details HERE.
*The first picture is the tripod QR plate and the second split screen gives two perspectives of the camera QR plate.
Basic Build Instructions:
The top square tube is 0.75″ and 4′ long. The bottom square tube is 0.75″ and 3′ long.
The rear brace is made from (2) pieces of 0.75″ square tube cut to 7″ long. Start by drilling a 1/4″ hole at the top of the brace, and then drill the next hole about 2.75″ below the first hole.
The base of the rear brace is (2) pieces of 1″ angled aluminum cut to 3″ wide. Fit the angled aluminum to the bottom of the brace and drill through. This will create a base large enough to mount a quick release.
The front brace is made from (2) pieces of 1″ angled aluminum cut to 7″ long. Start by drilling a 1/4″ hole at the bottom of the front brace, and then drill the next hole about 2.75″ above the first hole.
The top stage where your quick release will mount is made from 1″ angled aluminum cut to 3″ wide. Mount the top stage and drill holes through the front brace. You can use a bolt under the stage to hold a small camera quick release adapter.
Use nylon washers between any pieces of metal for less friction. We used small (but heavy) scuba diving weights bolted to the back of the jib. Click the image below for some additional information on assembly.