Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,483   Posts: 1,571,214   Online: 1111
      
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NJ
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    1,028
    Images
    3

    Rails & Stiles on an Eastman #1

    I have a WP Eastman #1 where the rails are a bit loose. There's around 5-10 degrees of play between the rails and the stiles (so, the front bed can look very slightly like a diamond if you push it side to side). It's tongue and groove but I wonder if there are pins hidden under the metal rails or if its unsupported. Anyone know? Its tight enough that I don't want to try to pull it apart for fear of cracking the wood. I thought I'd try to get some Tightbond into the gaps (which are very small) using a toothpick. Anyone have some better ideas?

    Thanks,
    Dan

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Montgomery, Il/USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    5,247
    I've been putting a small drop of glue on top of the crack and working it in with dental floss. After I get some into the gap the excess gets wiped off with a damp cloth.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NJ
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    1,028
    Images
    3
    John,

    Excellent idea. The floss works great. What glue do you like to use?

    Thanks.
    Dan

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NJ
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    1,028
    Images
    3
    Okay, another question on the same camera. The rise/fall on the front keeps slipping. Looks like its just compression that keeps the rack and pinion together. How do I tighten this up?

    Thanks,
    Dan

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Montgomery, Il/USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    5,247
    I use one of the titebond series. whichever bottle falls into my hand first. Waterproof or not. If the joint is tight enough I don't think it makes a difference. Elmers makes a similar range of product too.
    Don't use any of the polyurethane glues like Gorilla Glue. It need one surface to activate and the squeezeout is nothing but a PITA to remove.

    About the slippage, I'd try one of the European style lock washers between the standard and the frame. I'd also put another washer under the lock washer to prevent gouging the wood
    Heavily sedated for your protection.



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin