modify deardorff back to fit eastman No.1?

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  1. totalamateur

    totalamateur Member

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    I purchased what was supposedly a deardrof 8x10 back thinking that backs were pretty standardized and that it'd fit on my Eastman No.1.

    It does not. the interior lip that fits inside the rear standard is 1/16 to 1/32 to wide, both ways, and the overall width is about 1/4 inch too wide to fit in the clips - so,

    Should I take out the chisels and start working the "deardorff" back to fit? or should I try to see if there's anyone to trade with?

    I'd hate to irreversibly modify something that I shouldn't , but on the other hand, I really want to shoot some 8x10's of me family this christmas.
     
  2. df cardwell

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    With a week to go, you're toast.

    Don't rush this, and you really don't want to kill a Deardorff back.

    Give yourself time to find the right back, and sell or trade the Deardorff back.

    Where do you live ?
     
  3. totalamateur

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  4. John Koehrer

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    Be easy to do with a routertable.
    take it down, refinish & no one will know it came from a Deardorff if you don't give away the secret.:wink: