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    If you go back through the thread you'll find a lot of information & plans if you read the links.

    Ask Steve for a copy of his drawings.

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooltouch View Post
    Hi Steve,

    PM sent. Thanks for that link -- it looks to be very informative, just what I need to gain some perspective.

    Last night, I spent some time just making a few rough sketches, without benefit of any images of field cameras to go by. I quickly realized that they are deceptively complex instruments. A monorail would be so much easier to build, it seems, but half the fun of a project is the challenge, eh?

    Best,

    Michael
    Hi Michael,
    I'm a monorail man but have run the gamut of modern cameras. I have never had a folder that I like but I do have a nice little Ebony 45S which is the nicest wooden camera I have owned or seen. It's a joy to use, compact and simple in construction. I think it would be a good design for you to consider. I make fancy pool cues (see schoncues.com for my stuff)for a living and have around 30 lathes and 10 various CNC machines plus all the little support machinery. I would have built my own long ago but there a lot of parts to a camera and I make better money making cues and buying the camera....Evan Clarke

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    You could also get in touch with Sandeha - he has built himself a few large format cameras, so could give you some practical pointers.

    His website has some photos and info on the cameras.

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    Geez, Evan -- your cues are works of art!


    Best,

    Michael

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    You should check with Dan Dozer, and see if he is still selling his camera build journal. It is an incredible resource, a cd with 160 pages, or something like that. Highly recomended. I hope this helps you.

    paulie

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    I actually bought part of a 4x5 off of ebay, the bellows, back with the glass and the rails holding the bellows on. Its just missing the lower parts, so I am hoping to start working on it soon.

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    Well welcome to APUG and good luck, you snuck in under the radar

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    I know this company makes all kinds of bellows
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    Both for industrial and photographic use. They make them to any size you need. I've never done business with them but they look professional.

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