This one has gotten a lot of attention for its simplicity and uniqueness and it was sent in by several readers – it is a DSLR rig made of wood! It is beautifully crafted and seems to work, but it does have some drawbacks. You can see more about it on their site.
A wooden shoulder rig for a DSLR videographer. Two handlebars, one can change the focus.
For more info please go here:
They also made a sample video:
Not so much a stability test, more on focus-handling so its recorded in slow motion to study how smooth the focus goes. As you can see, sometimes its a bit stuttery.. Probably because of the short distance one has to move the handle for it to change focus spot from one to another. If we could do the focusing distance a bit longer with the handle, it could minimize ugly stutter.
Please watch it in HD if possible. (aliasing is wonderful isn't it?;)
(Photo credit: snap from the images on their site)