Time and again we show our love for sliders as creative tools. They provide some sweet production value at little cost and effort. Now most DIY sliders that we feature here are either friction based (with the build trying to minimise friction) or aligned-skating-wheels based. It is kinda rare to see a build with the smoothness of bearings. And this one by Jones Oliver is under $100.
With more and more people turning into makering, more maker-dedicated shops are popping around and Jones mostly used the parts from one of those stores for his build:
After stumbling onto OpenBuilds.com, I realized that building a solid slider at a reasonable price was probably within reach. It took some time to get familiar with their parts and pieces – and after looking through a couple of other slider projects – I was able to start cobbling together the following list… [cont. on Joses’s site]
Here are the cart materials aligned:
and how the cart looks put together:
This video explains how to connect the bearings wheels into the slider
What I loved about this build is that it actually looks good enough to use around clients. Head over to camera47 for the full build instructions.