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12 Minutes and $12 Dollars – DIY Metal Stand for 3 Axis Gimbals

If you caught my Instagram feed, I just received a few more gimbals to test out. I’ve been meaning to get another Gimbal Stand, but didn’t want to dish out the big bucks. Here’s a simple DIY frame using a single 10 Foot piece of 1/2″ Electrical Conduit. You can find this at most hardware store for under $4.00 dollars (for all 10ft). You’ll also need to have access to a pipe bender, so hit up your electrician friend, or run down to a hardware rental store. It’s sooo easy anyone CON-DU-IT.

Once you have the basic bends in place, it’s just a matter of sitting them side by side and clamping them together. Now I threw this together very quickly, but after thinking about it a bit more I should have gone with a 1″ metal hose clamp.

If you want to dress it up, you can always cover the conduit with pipe insulation, add end caps, or paint it black. Anyways, now that many of you guys are diving into the world of Gimbals, I thought this little quick project could help you save some money – Enjoy!

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Paul
December 2nd, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Great job, just got the 7800 yesterday, I’ll be making one of these.

Jashua Litvin
November 21st, 2016 at 1:34 pm

Wow thank you so much for this, I picked up a cheap offbrand 3 axis dslr gimbal off Ebay and I noticed it dosent come with a tuning stand. So I saw your article and decided to stop at Lowes and build one for myself. Altogether the materials costed me just under 5 bucks and I’m really impressed on how it all worked out! Thank You again for this idea 🙂

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