The bellows is an old bellows from my 8x10 deardorff. It's still in pretty usable shape, even though I had jack deardorff replace it 10 years ago. I had been using my 8x10 heavily commercially for a long time, and there were some places I was concerned about. Also the camera was a early 50's deardorff just after the front swings were added, and it needed some adjusting. I bought it when I was in high school, used it in college, and in my business till digital took over about 7 years ago. I've had it for 30 years this fall. Now it's back to just for fun.
I do plan on adding something to lock the front standard. Everything about this project is supposed to be cheap and (relatively) quick, so I can start taking photos. I'm going to start with aristo ortho film as it's a lot cheaper than regular film. Might have an interesting look too.