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    Walnut 8x20 is Done!!

    After a year and a half the tripod and camera are finished. I just got back from a week workshop in the eastern Sierras. I have some kinks to work out but I exposed six sheets and I'll develop them tomorrow and see if I need to do anything. A couple of the shots are of my ugly mug and my camera at 11,000 feet in the Bristlecone forest in the white mountains. Thanks to everyone here for their help and encouragement. You can build a camera and tripod in your apartment! So get busy!!!

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    Last edited by Jim Fitzgerald; 11-02-2008 at 12:43 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Before I do much more building I've decided that I need some really nice Japanese style hand saws. That and a really decent miter box.

    Did you end up making the bellows or did you find someone to make it for you?

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    Suh-WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET! Congrats!

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    Good job Jim, now its time to give that thing a thorough workout and run through some film and paper for a while! Seems like such a short time since Joshua this past winter, you were talking about it, now it is reality. I think Dan deserves some credit here as well, for his inspiration at Per's gathering (heck, we can't forget Per either). I was once told by an old guy who picked me up hitchhiking in Wyoming, that a woman can have children, but a man can build something. I think a christening is in order. Do you have a name for it (him or her) yet? Best, tim

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    Congratulations Jim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It must feel great to have it finished and to be out there making new work. I can't wait to see some images. All the best. Shawn

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    Great job! Looks fantastic sitting atop the walnut tripod. Nothing like running the first few sheet of film in a new camera you made yourself.

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    Congratulations Jim!! Can't wait to see new work made with it. Did you make the film holder as well? And were did you find the brass hardware?

    Great stuff, you should be very proud.
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    Nice job. It gives me something to strive for next year.

    Can't wait to see a couple of pictures from it.


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    Dad, is the lens cap suppose to be on?.

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    Well done Jim. That is a very nice camera. Hope you had a lot of fun along the way and will continue to have out in the field.


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    Jim,

    Congratulations on the finished Camera and Tripod; it looks great. Ow, my aching back though, how much does that weigh. And to carry it up to 11,000 feet. My hat is off to you.

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