Here is the pic as promised of the tennis racket that I sliced up with my camcorder next to it, so you can get an idea of how far along I am in this project.
Next I need to source/fabricate the following:
* usable gimble to attach to a handle. Wsclater's site had some recommendations that I will check out. * Metal plates to fasten to the boom and camera * Washers and bolts to serve as weights & counter-weights
Probably more is needed, but still need to do more planning and study