Splitback frames - post some pictures please

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  1. Falkenberg

    Falkenberg Member

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    Hi,

    I would like to see what the different splitback frames look like, so I hope that some of you will post pictures of Your splitback frames.

    TIA

    Best regards
    Mikkel
     
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    Yes, that is what I am looking for, but I would like to se many more examples. I am sure that these can be made i many different ways.
     
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    I have a bunch of vintage ones like what rwyoung posted. I also have a swivel centre spring one and then there's just the paterson contact proofer that I use for 4x5 negs.
     

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  5. michael9793

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    I'm sure you can make one. check the photos on Bostick. they have a good one for sale. good non warping wood and using a tongue and groove when framing would be the best. then finding spring steal to hold the back in place. If you buy new they will last a life time. I have them from 8x10 to 8x20. I use mine for Azo printing and Pt/PD printing.
    Good luck if you make one, If you are good with wood you can make some really nice ones.

    Michael andersen
     
  6. crispinuk

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    Here's my little 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch frame:
     

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    Self-made split-back contact frames

    Here are some self-made ones in White Oak, with Baltic Birch plywood backs, and brass springs. If you are handy, they are not too hard to make.
     

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    Here's one I made in 6/4 ash. The springs are stainless steel and the catches are aluminum channel. For some reason I took pictures of it with a rubylith mask in place..
     
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