6 foot tall wooden cameras

Discussion in 'Ultra Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by donbga, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. donbga

    donbga Member

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    While browsing around on the web for information about wood working I came across this article that briefly mentions the use of an Incra Jig for precision cuts, specifically for the manufacture of ultra large wooden cameras.

    The author briefly mentions that one customer of the jig (living in Oregon) uses it to build these huge cameras commercially.

    So my questions are:

    Does anyone know any details of these super mammoth cameras?


    What is an Incra Jig?

    Here is the link:

    http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/ezine/archive/2000/fifteen/interview.cfm
     
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    An Incra jig is a close tolerance adjustable fence system available from Rockler tools. For a photo geek it's equivalent would be a Sinar system with all the frills upon it.
     
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    I have an Incra jig. Its a nice tool for doing things like cutting finger joints (or dovetails-I haven't progressed that far) on a router table. I bought it to build boxes for smaller cameras. I have no idea what it would be used for in a 6' tall camera.

    I think it would work equally well on a table saw as on the router table for doing things like finger joints. It is provided with a set of interchangable ruled scales to position the fence for finger joints or dovetails of varying size, widths, and patterns.

    I've also used an Incra miter gauge in a woodworking class I'm attending and that is another very useful and precise tool. It will probably be my next tool purchase.

    Joe
     
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    Thanks Joe. I visited their web site today and watched the demo videos. Their tools seemed to be very impressive. I also found a local dealer and plan to visit as soon as I can. Incras prices seem reasonable considering the time they would save me and precision they can provide.

    I think I may look at enrolling in some wood working classes myself. There is so much I don't know about wood, etc.
     
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    I have one but use the Canadian made Leigh Dovetail Jig now.