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    Shutter cloth

    I'm looking for a source for shutter cloth to make some new curtains for Thornton Pickard shutters.

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    Hello Ian,
    Here is a french site with some pictures.
    Perhaps it helps you..

    edit : sorry, it's not a good response : I think you know how to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy38 View Post
    Hello Ian,
    Here is a french site with some pictures.
    Perhaps it helps you..
    Thanks Andy, actually I've re-built one before and now after some though realise I can make my own shutter cloth.


    This one I restored had a badly flaking ccurtain, when I stripped off the flaking sealer material I was left with a very creased grey looking cloth which I ironed flat. The cloth was not remotely light proof but a couple of applications (one each side) of water based black acrylic paint and it was fine, I wiped off excess.

    So before I go buying specialist cloth I'll try making my own, after all that's what Thornton Pickard did themselves and we now have the benefit of better materials to start with.

    Ian
    Last edited by Ian Grant; 02-25-2010 at 09:06 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: typo

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    not sure if it is the same as what jon koss has
    but he just listed this: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum379/...x-slr-etc.html

    maybe it will work for you ?
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    John, thanks But you re-wrote the post missing out Fred Lustig etc

    I saw that link but I'll try my way first, if it doesn't then I'll buy cloth direct from Japan in a larger size. I'm beginning to restore shutters quite regularly and at some stage have a couple of 35mm shutters to do as well.

    Actually my wife had some skirts made the other day and the black lining material is perfect, it's far better than the material Thornton Pickard used but still thin enough so I'll get a decent sized piece and treat it with the acrylic paint. I did the same with a Speed Graphic shutter that had a lot of pinholes and that's now fine.

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    Ian:

    Have you ever used "motor cloth"? Apparently it's rubberized nylon and available down to 0.010" thickness. It's been mentioned by others for possible use as bellows material. I've not used it, yet, but it's on my list of things to check out.

    So, what do you charge for T-P shutter repairs and how many can I send at one time?

    Charley


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    i figured it would be more helpful to actually link to the shutter material
    than refer to you as " fred lustig of turkey / west midlands uk " ...

    are you reselling these TP shutters after you restore them? sounds like a great cottage industry

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    are you reselling these TP shutters after you restore them? sounds like a great cottage industry

    - john
    I might sell a few, that wasn't the original intention but I don't have many barrel lenses, so I might sell or trade spares. They were sold for use between lens & camera and also as slip on the front so can be quite useful.

    Quote Originally Posted by c.d.ewen View Post
    Ian:
    Have you ever used "motor cloth"? Apparently it's rubberized nylon and available down to 0.010" thickness. It's been mentioned by others for possible use as bellows material. I've not used it, yet, but it's on my list of things to check out.

    So, what do you charge for T-P shutter repairs and how many can I send at one time?

    Charley
    I'll check out the "motor cloth" I need to replace the bellows on a 9x12 camera, someone's replaced them poorly they aren't long enough,.

    How many TP's do you want to send I owe you a favour for that meter, I'll do one for you as long as no critical parts are missing.

    Ian

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    Hello Ian,

    I just received some #50 pneumatic cloth from the Player Piano Company. It is .008". I have not had a chance to try it yet. I also hope to receive some .012” - 2 ply-motor cloth, .008” rubberized superfine pneumatic cloth, and .005" silk pneumatic cloth from the Leather Supply House presently. I should know in a week or so which ones are useful for TP roller-blind replacement. I have some BK5 0.005" material from Thorlabs. It is not completely light-tight, but I believe is would work if a flexible material like acrylic were applied to the back.

    Cheers,
    Clarence

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