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    8X20 FRONT STANDARD... A BEGINING!

    Well, I'm crazy too!!!! I love it! Here is the 8x20 front standard with the hardware, but it is not attached yet. The front is made out of walnut and I used Watco medium walnut Danish oil to finish it. I used the front tilt design from my Zone VI 4x5. The hardware is from a Kodak 2-D 8x10 that I got off of e-bay for a great deal. The brass cleaned up nicely. I am encouraged by the way this turned out. I made the front nobs out of walnut with brass knurled nobs inside. It was an experiment and they are kind of funky and are going to be replaced but I wanted to show them anyway. I'm moving on to the rails and bed after this is assembled. As I continue with this project my wood working skills increase and so by the time I get to the back maybe I can get it done fairly quickly.... Yeh, Right Jim... Oh well on to the rails.

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    Jim

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    Could you post a bigger pic? this one is a little small

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBrunner
    Could you post a bigger pic? this one is a little small

    JB, Looks like I need more coffee to get the brain workin!!! The attached photo is below, I think!!

    I need to Stay Focused!

    Jim
    Last edited by Jim Fitzgerald; 07-16-2007 at 09:54 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Well damn you are busy! That's looking nice. Crap! I think I'm thinking I need an 8x20 too...

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    wow, Jim,

    that looks really vintage! Keep up the good job!

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    Guys, thanks for the encouragement. I had to stop to eat. Now it's back to getting the hardware on this thing.
    Argus, I'm going for the vintage look and i think this wood/oil combination will do it.Thanks.

    Jim

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    Gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Fitzgerald
    ... I had to stop to eat...
    I know the feeling! LOL

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    really nice, so the finish is tru oil? is that the same as sometimes used for gun stocks?

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    Hi Jim,

    Great to see your progress - it's looking great. I think I'm really sold on your recommendation to me on the danish oil for my camera as well. Perhaps I'll get to starting it this weekend (if work allows).

    Dan

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