DIY Parts

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by bronicadave, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. bronicadave

    bronicadave Member

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    I am making some lens board adapters to use Technika boards on my Sinar. I would like to have a slider to clamp the smaller lensboard in place. I'm thinking of the bar with the ends bent up to make a handle and then two diagonal slots in it to slide forward and clamp the edge of the board. Is there a name for these things? Where could I buy one? When I started this project I was going to take these parts off my old Omega 45E camera but have since sold the camera intact. Thanks.
     
  2. rbarker

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    I made a similar adapter for my 8x10 Tachihara (allowing it to take 110mm Toyo boards), and couldn't find the slider bars at any of the usual small-parts vendors. Thus, I ended up making my own from aluminum bar stock. The only slightly tricky part was drilling overlapping holes for the diagonal slots with a fair amount of precision. From there, a bit of filing was all that was required.

    (pardon the non-analog image at the following link)

    http://www.rbarkerphoto.com/misc/Photo-gear/16-5RDArtar-040904-08-600c.jpg
     
  3. Laurent

    Laurent Subscriber

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    It will usually be easier to drill non overlapping holes (drill 1, leave 1, drill 1...) and then only drill the intermediate ones.
     
  4. John Koehrer

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    check ebay for graflex repair parts, the attatchment for a graflex back sounds familiar. What about repair parts from mamiya since they also use that type hardware for their back att.