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    But I don't build model aeroplanes (to use the correct English word!)

    I consider the half finished stuff to be practice and learning!


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    Steve, I found the back via Flickr not sure how to get to the complete set again. I liked the aluminium construction of the film holder part.

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    That looks good. Here is a link to the photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/adbieber/6986561380/


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    I have reams of diagrams, thoughts, designs etc. Got to pull my finger out and get to building!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJH View Post
    I have reams of diagrams, thoughts, designs etc.
    Every piece of paper within an arm's reach on my desk at work has ideas and drawings scribbled all over it!


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    Well, I've sourced the rack'n'pinions. That was a bit of a sticking point.

    Now just have to get a 15amp power point/socket/outlet I stalled for my new table saw and a router to go on to my new router table and I'll get into it.

    Oh, and work out how to anodise aluminium.

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    Back on topic, however; I was wondering if you could comment on a change in design I've made halfway through this:

    I've decided that geared front focus is a bit of a waste. I've decided to have a manually sliding front. Similar in principle to the Chamonix-styled rip off design, but infinitely positionable via a slide (not pre drilled holes). I have an idea on how to lock this off as well.

    I figured that I've never used both front and rear to focus, and being 8x10 the draw will be possibly too long to reach the front with long FL lenses. So, why not have a system where you roughly position the front and use geared focus on the rear?

    Your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJH View Post
    Well, I've sourced the rack'n'pinions. That was a bit of a sticking point.
    Where are you getting yours from?

    I'm making my own rack with work's CNC router (which cuts all the wood for me too!) and I am using Mod 0.8/32 pitch pinions from model racing cars.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LJH View Post
    I figured that I've never used both front and rear to focus, and being 8x10 the draw will be possibly too long to reach the front with long FL lenses. So, why not have a system where you roughly position the front and use geared focus on the rear?
    Sounds workable to me.

    Have you seen Jim Fitzgerald's Chamonix style 8x10 on the LF forum? http://www.largeformatphotography.in...ra-build/page5


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    Quote Originally Posted by HTF III View Post
    Finish what you started. No excuses. Then move on to the next. Rule 1 in model airplane building. Or else you end up with a houseful of 1/2 built airplanes cluttering up the place. For the good or bad of it, you HAVE to finish it.
    I once worked on a single airplane for 9 years. Fortunately, it wasn't mine and I was getting paid pretty well. Wasn't a model, either.

    When I was building radio gear, I learned to build a rough draft, debug it, then build the finished version.

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