New Bellows Construction Page Uploaded

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by smieglitz, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. smieglitz

    smieglitz Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,941
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2002
    Location:
    Climax, Michigan
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    Hey gang,

    I've just uploaded a webpage on construction of a square bellows I built for a fullplate wetplate collodion camera I'm building.

    Here's the URL if you are interested:

    http://my.net-link.net/~jsmigiel/bellows.html

    The bellows measures 11.5" on the outside with a 9.5" interior opening. It extends easily to 30" and compesses to under 2". However, I've written the directions so that any dimensions could be adapted to the procedure for other designs and requirements. I've also included a materials list as well as rationale for building the bellows along with the design considerations.

    Hope someone may find it helpful.

    Joe
     
  2. SchwinnParamount

    SchwinnParamount Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,254
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    Thanks Joe,

    I am going to building a couple of bellows this summer and will use your page as a guide. Keep up the good work!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 18, 2005
  3. BradS

    BradS Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,211
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    S.F. Bay Area
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    Really excellent page Joe! Thanks very much for posting it.
     
  4. barryjyoung

    barryjyoung Member

    Messages:
    411
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    Location:
    Near Seattle
    Shooter:
    ULarge Format
    Outstanding, thank you very much