Tis the season for overindulging on holiday goodies, time with loved ones, and presents under the tree. Hopefully, you’ll get a few days off from the grind and what better way to spend a day off than working on a DIY project? (Especially since you’ve likely spent too much money on gifts and ugly Christmas sweaters). A professional camera slider like the popular Benro brand can run you anywhere from a few hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars, but the following DIY project created by DIY Perks yields not only a super smooth, professional looking camera slider, but the cost of materials is only about $45.

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The build consists of two long copper pipes that need to be prepped beforehand, so it stays nice and shiny. The platforms are made with MDF fiberboard. You can download the templates here. The video gives pretty detailed instructions on how and where to drill the holes and how to assemble the platforms precisely to the pieces of fiberboard. The design of the slider looks solid and is well thought-out. The end of the video shows the slider in action and the footage is very impressive.

If you have some time, some patience, and $50, go ahead and give this a try. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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