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    Having parts made, unless you know someone with a shop, would be very expensive.
    Richard

    Why are there no speaker jacks on a stereo camera?

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    I have a local machine shop that makes my brass knobs, but they get to my work ... just whenever suits them, which of course I understand. So, my next tool purchase will be a mini metal lathe; I started researching them today. In my course of making cameras, I have tried to outsource stuff, but it has never worked out, from ground glass to bellows to brasswork.

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    This guy has a garage shop and has built a few cameras. Follow the link below.

    B. Dalton

    http://jbhphoto.com/vcam/vcams.htm

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    i'll add a metal bending tool and mini metal lathe to the list. guess it's better to DIY.

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    I am lucky enough to have the use of a CNC drill/router and a laser cutter at work. When making things at home though, I prefer to use hand tools instead of power tools. I am also a guitarist and I don't want to lose any fingers.!


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    a thought just occurred to me: if i make the camera entirely out of metal, i would probably only need a little milling machine, a lathe, and a bending tool. hmm...

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    there used to be a camera makers forum online
    i'm not sure what happened to it ...

    http://home.online.no/~gjon/camerabuilders.htm

    jon grepstad's site has a ton of information about camera buildng
    and resources and a link to the old mailing list i mentioned

    good luck !

    john

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    There is a DIY camera site here: http://www.stockholmviews.com/diyphotogear/index.html

    And they have a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=96052683054


    Steve.

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    A bit late here, but I've found my Sherline Mini Lathe with a vertical milling column perfect - I'm able to make just about any metal parts I need. I still use hand tools for most of the wood parts.

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    Have any of you ever tried "TechShop" ? I just learned about them at the Maker Fair last weekend. You buy a membership and then have access to a variety of CNC machines, lathes, mills, wood and metal. Membership is not exactly cheap for long memberships, but it was only $99 for a month. If you had all your ducks in a row, I would imagine you could knock out rather sophisticated parts for a camera in a month. Just imagine, a custom titanium bed & hardware for your DIY field camera.

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