New 5" x 4" Folding Camera Under Construction
I have deliberated, planned and talked about this for long enough. It's time to start cutting some wood.
Back in 2006 I made a 5" x 4" camera with the benefit of knowing nothing about them or how they worked. It didn't fold up, had limited movements and weighed about seventeen and a half tons... It took pictures though which was the main thing.
A couple of years ago I discovered Rayment Kirby's website: http://www.raymentkirbycameras.co.uk/ which is one of the best sites I have found for DIY camera builders.
I based my camera on his design and produced some CAD drawings from the PDF file on the website.
Today I started to cut the wood - some oak which used to be a piece of furniture which was given to my brother and which I somehow ended up with.
Whilst I like working wood with hand tools (I have built a few guitars) I also have the use of a CNC router/drill at work (as those of you who have read about my 6x12 camera will know) so I used that to cut the rebates and the profiles. It can cut much more accurate finger joints than I can!
I will add more pictures as I progress.