We're almost there.
Since I currently only have the Repromaster 213mm, I decided to make a bag bellows.
Did you ever see a bag bellows on a 7x17? Well, this may be the first time. The aesthetics are not perfect, but at least it is functional and allows for the full 2" front rise and 1" front fall that is available with a lens this short.
As I expand my collection of lenses in the near/far future, a folding bellows will have to be made.
@noseoil: the drawer guides are stable, especially with the weight of the back frame and front box with lens. No problem found!
I also worked on the locking mechanism for the extention rails but those are not finished yet.
The front box is temporary as I am still awaiting the curtain shutter I won in fleabay some weeks ago.
The camera features 65 degr. front tilt and 35 degr. back tilt but all will be limited by the bellows.
With almost everyting in place, the old Gitzo R2 head is still rock solid. Not bad for a 35 Euro head.
I will keep you updated.
With the fresh cut film on its way, time is very near to make some exposures!