medium format view camera... need parts

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  1. Andrew Moxom

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    I am resurrecting a project I started on many years ago to make a medium format view camera using 2x3 graflex or Mamiya RB film backs. I have a front and rear standard nearly finished, but need to start working on the frame for a ground glass screen and fitment of the film pack components. With Satin snow now effectively not in business now, where could I get a custom made ground glass with a grid on it from? I know I could make one, but I am trying to keep things as simple as possible.

    thanks
     
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    I'm using a plexiglass sheet rubbed on one side with fine sandpaper. It's kind of coarse and not as bright as a good ground glass, but it works pretty well and is very easy to make. You cut the stuff by scoring it three times with an exacto blade and straight edge (ruler), and snapping it along a counter-edge. Dead simple.
     
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    Hi Andy,
    I think I have a couple that I got from Dave Parker and did not use. I'll look around this week to see if I have them and you are welcome to one..Evan Clarke
     
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    Andy, Actually, I got lucky and walked right to them. Give me a mailing address and I will gladly send you one...Evan
     
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    Thanks Uhner, never thought of that! :smile: I'll give them a whirl.
     
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    Nothing, you can have it. I may need to be pulled from a Minnesota ditch sometime, this will build good Karma!!..TTYl..Evan
     
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    Okay, thank you!!
     
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    Even simpler is to put a translucent Scotch tape on the plexiglas. Renewable when you need and relatively bright.
     
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    I would hasitate to order a GG from www.sheetfilm.be, the guy does not deliver in time it seems.
    There is a thread about it on this forum.

    Peter