My new Half Plate

Discussion in 'Plate Cameras and Accessories' started by Ty G, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Ty G

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    I just finished a new half plate collodion camera for myself.
    - Front & rear standards are bookmatched birdseye maple. (bookmatched means the pieces are split from same board and are mirror images of each other).
    - Base is curly/fiddleback maple
    - I even had the brass bar over lensboard engraved

    More details and images of it can be seen at http://www.tystintypes.com/My%20Camera%20Page.htm

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  2. Venchka

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    Nice work Ty. I really must find time to come visit.
     
  3. Barry S

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    That's a gorgeous camera--almost too nice to use. Don't splash any silver nitrate on that pup!
     
  4. Ty G

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    Barry, Yes, I will definitely be a little more careful. Yet, I finish my cameras with Nitro lacquer, so in a couple years, I can sand the stained areas down and respray it. Just as they do with guitars.