This boom arm is a great addition to any shop! It is easy to make from scrap pieces, preferably plywood (but you can get away with virtually any kind of wood if you adapt the dimensions a little). Have things within reach without cluttering up your workspace with stands or such.
If you want to avoid having to do what I did – shortening your arms considerably – then you should consider that despite bases and knees and all that, these arms will eventually be as long as the length of both segments combined. Yes, it is as simple as it sounds, but when I made these first, I did not think it would be.
As you saw in the video, you can easily adapt the length, but there is something else that you can do. You can add another knee (or elbow). It might not give you that much extra freedom, but it will allow you to go up and then down again, past obstacles or out of the way of your hands. And if you do, please let me know how it works out!
Boom Arm Weight Limit
First of all, there is no formula to determine how much you can put on your boom arm, but it works well for my camera, and I did some testing that I want to share with you:
Thanks for stopping by, let me know what you think and send me pictures if you make one yourself! If you need more inspiration for your workshop, check out these projects. And as always, remember to be Inspired!
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