Barry, I appreciate the compliment. Your brass knobs stand proud on the front standard of the 8x20. I thought I would give my idea on the knobs a go and although they are not perfect they are hand carved and hand crafted. I will see how they hold up in use when I get the camera done. No progress to report as I just got in from a business trip.
Greg, My digital will have to stay P/S for now. I think everyone can get the idea of what I'm trying to do and if anyone needs specifics just ask. I'm working on the back box now and making the arms that hold it off the bed out of walnut instead of brass and they seem to be solid and strong. I'll get some more pictures posted soon. My youngest son is home on spring break and we are going to spend time together this weekend so no building for a while.