11x14 restoration

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  1. Guillaume Zuili

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    Hi,
    Do you know someone good at camera wood restoration ?
    Local ? I mean south california...

    I got a F&S 11x14 and it needs a lot of love...

    Thanks,
    Guillaume
     
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    You could try contacting Patrick Alt and see if he would be interested.

    http://www.patrickalt.com

    Although it does not discuss it in depth on his website, he is also a cabinetmaker and camera builder. he is located in SoCal.
     
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    Now your talking, I can see those negs on my Deveere

    working on your stuff now and will be in contact over the weekend.
     
  4. Guillaume Zuili

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    Thanks Flying C !
    Bob... Don't start with the Devere !
    -)

    G.
     
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    Guillaume, I'm working on my built from scratch 11x14 designed after a Zone VI folder. It is my second hand built. The first was a 8x20 designed after a Korona. I promised myself (and others) that this would be the last one. What kind of work does it need? I can't believe I asked that!!! Just curious? Maybe I can help. I'm in Ventura.

    Jim
     
  6. Guillaume Zuili

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    Jim, I don't know if you remember an add I posted few months ago, 11x14 Studio camera with stand...
    Someone wanted it and bailed on my friend. And I kept it... And I looked at it everyday... And now I want to use it... -)
    I contacted Patrick Alt, thank you very much Flying C, he lives in Culver City, few blocks from me.
    But Jim, we can have a beer and look at the beast... just for curiosity ! -) -) -)

    Guillaume
     
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    Guillaume, I didn't know that Patrick lives in Culver City. He is the master and I'm just doing this for my own enjoyment. When I get The Beast II done (11x14) I would love to get together for a beer down your way and I'll bring both beast's with me. By the way I'm thinking about building an 8x10 now and then selling my Seneca Improved. I guess I have a love for Walnut cameras. If I do a third one at least it would be faster! And I said no more! I really am crazy!! I'll let you know when I'm done, it would be great to meet you.

    Jim
     
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    Building 1, 2, 3....
    As crazy as buying 1. 2. 3....
    Or more ?
    -)
     
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    Why don't you crazy camera geeks , come up to Canada and drink some good Canadian beers and sniff the chems while I make some prints for you on my 11x14 enlarger.


    Beer is colder up here,,,

    G -- just finished two of the negs, all look beautiful.going into darkroom to do one more and then tone.. talk to you soon,,, kevin seems to have gotten a good rate on shipping with Blax Global.. really good seems to good to be true.

    Bob
     
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    Oh sure, I mention beer and I am an embarassment to Canada. You mention beer, and you are the cool guy! :tongue:
     
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    Thanks for the update Bob.
    50 x60 lith print tri-toned on east european paper - GRADED - with Dinesh to supply the beer. Ok ?
    -)
     
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    G, do I hear road trip and camera building conference?

    Jim
     
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    Could be a lot of fun !

    G.