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    What to make aperture blades out of?

    I just got a "project" No. 4 Optimo shutter and find that it has three broken-in-two aperture blades and two others with cracks. What should one make replacements with?
    Thanks!

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    Steel shim stock from a supply shop works. Measure the thickness of the current blades and buy the same in shim stock. It can be blued to give a factory look when done.

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    Or I can send you a few blades from a junker shutter I have.
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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