those Seattle camera builders

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by lee, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. lee

    lee Member

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    there were several posts with images from the Seattle Camera Builders a while ago. I am wondering what has been the progress for those cameras? Did I miss the final posts? I hope I did not as I would love to see the cameras.

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    Hi Lee:

    The Seattle Camera Makers have not stopped. In fact we are meeting this weekend in Edmonds. There was a lull in the posting for two reasons. First because the membership has dwindled from 9 active members to 2, myself and Mr Hopson. Second, I was flying under the radar for a couple of months while I converted my milling machine to CNC (Computer Numerical Control) for making the brass parts of the cameras in house rather than sending them out to a punch press or water jet or CNC machine shop.

    I have just released the Rev C drawings of our camera for sale. This is the third iteration of these plans. The plans are 98 drawings on 8.5 X 11 sheets with a 3 page parts list. Instructions for assembling this camera are being written now.
     
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    wow Barry thanks for the update I did see the other posts so a hearty good luck to you. Keep us updated.

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    OK Lee. There is a meeting tomorrow, so I will let you all know what happens.
     
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    Hi Lee:


    I finally got around to making a report on the club meeting. It is in the Seattle Camera Makers Unite thread.