Those little cleat thingies for mounting a D-series column to the baseboard.

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  1. Jim Rice

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    I have found them at KHB but they seem pricey for what they are. Anyone want to point me in a direction here?
     
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    There is an Ebay seller who deals in high end camera and darkroom products:

    http://stores.ebay.com/apogeebee

    I have purchased a D-5 head from him and I felt it was a good price and it turns out it is in better than advertised condition. You may want to poke around his site or contact him directly.
     
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    Do you need just the flat metal clamps, or the whole baseplate assembly? If just the clamps and the tube spacers, I can measure mine and let you know the dimensions. They aren't anything mystical. Just a trip to the hardware store for a little bar stock and tube, then an hour or less of cut, drill and finish time will get you there. You can also check ebay under enlargers, Omega. I remember seeing a whole set a while back.
     
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    Just the flat clamps, CG.
     
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    The clamp is 3/16" thick, 1" wide, and 1-1/4" long. It has a 17/64" hole centered 13/32" from one end. If you have access to a drill press, it will be easier, but it is doable with a hand drill. Center punch the hole location so that the drill bit doesn't wander before it starts to penetrate. Clean it up with a file, paint it black, and it'll look like a factory piece.
     
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    Thanks!