Deardorff lens board

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  1. allsystemsfail

    allsystemsfail Member

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    Anyone know what size a deardorff 5x7 lensboard is? 4 1/2 x 4 1/2?
     
  2. John Koehrer

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    The opening in the standard is 4X4". I've made several boards 3 15/16" and the edge that goes under the name plate has to be beveled.
    The stepped(inside) measures 3 9/16" & again I cut them to 3 1/2". Total thickness is about 3/8" and the front portion 1/8" inside 1/4".
     
  3. DarkroomDan

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    My 5x7 Deardorff takes 4-1/2x4-1/2.

    Dan
     
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    The bad news is they're not all the same. Mine ('40s) takes boards that are 4.5" square on the outside and 4.25" on the inside. I have friends w/ other Deardorff 5x7s that my boards won't fit on
     
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    FWIW mine is # 186.
    Sort like making guns in the early part of the 19th century.
     
  6. allsystemsfail

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    It will be a suprise

    I asked because I just got one off ebay and was hopeing my 4x4 boards would fit. I guess I'll find out soon enough.

    Thanks.