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    Jim,
    While dovetails do look nice, several skinny box joints (cut on a table saw) would be MUCH stronger and sturdier in this case since you're dealing with thin stock and no fixed "bottom" like a drawer has. I'm assuming it's going to have a rotating back.
    Last edited by wildbill; 01-26-2013 at 11:58 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Vinny, the dovetails are not small ones. 1/2" doves. The back will rotate yes. I always support the inside of the back box with what will become the stops for the bellows. The rear bellows frame will stop and if need be attach to this. Generally I make the rear frame out of solid stock and make it fit tight to the back box. The rear frame is then very rigid. My back box is a more traditional depth. It is 2" deep. Even though I'm designing my camera around the Chamonix/Phillips design I feel the additional depth of the back bx is needed for better strength. I have Deardorff hardware to use and I'm going to move on to the rear back assembly with the ground glass soon. I'll be working on the old T depth question soon. I'll get some more images up soon.

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    here is an update. She is coming along
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    Here is the hard part.... well not really. This is my fourth build and I'm getting smarter with each one! I used my Seneca Improved to get the ground glass and T depth right. Gotta have clamps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Fitzgerald View Post
    Gotta have clamps!
    You can't ever really have enough of those.

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    Yep, can never have to many clamps. Jim, looks like things are coming along nicely. Always enjoy your camera builds, you make it look so easy.

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    Very nice build, this is soooo tempting (I built a rather crude mono rail 4x5 but do no own it anymore. I enjoyed the building process though)
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    Thanks everyone. I need to keep busy seeing as how I won't see my significant other until June:-(

    So here is another update. I took a couple of days to carefully put together the back frame and ground glass frame. The holder slides in perfectly and the T depth is right on the money. I have the glass but I need to make the clips. I have the stainless steel to fabricate them from so let's get busy Mr. Dremel!
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    Time for a little update. So here is a rough picture and update. Erik Larsen was kind enough to send me a bellows he had made at Western Bellows that he is not going to use. Looks like it will work. I'll know for sure in the morning but it looks real good. Now I need to step it up! Just need to fabricate some more stainless and drill a bunch of holes and get ready for a dry assembly real soon. So I just need to find a name for it. The Fitzinator? Fitzphil? Chamofitz? Fitzonet?
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    Pre-assembly layout.
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