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    modify deardorff back to fit eastman No.1?

    I purchased what was supposedly a deardrof 8x10 back thinking that backs were pretty standardized and that it'd fit on my Eastman No.1.

    It does not. the interior lip that fits inside the rear standard is 1/16 to 1/32 to wide, both ways, and the overall width is about 1/4 inch too wide to fit in the clips - so,

    Should I take out the chisels and start working the "deardorff" back to fit? or should I try to see if there's anyone to trade with?

    I'd hate to irreversibly modify something that I shouldn't , but on the other hand, I really want to shoot some 8x10's of me family this christmas.

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    With a week to go, you're toast.

    Don't rush this, and you really don't want to kill a Deardorff back.

    Give yourself time to find the right back, and sell or trade the Deardorff back.

    Where do you live ?
    "One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid,
    and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"

    -Bertrand Russell

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    I live in Houston - Here are some photos of what I'm looking at.
    http://s266.photobucket.com/albums/i...explodo/party/

    The camera is 11 and 1/16th square with room for 1/4 inch overhang, while the 8x10 back is 11 and 3/16ths with 3/8ths overhang.

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    Be easy to do with a routertable.
    take it down, refinish & no one will know it came from a Deardorff if you don't give away the secret.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.



 

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