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    11x14 project

    A lot of you have helped me out sharing your wisdom and suggestions in planing my 11x14. So, I thought that I should give you guys an update with my progress.

    So far its been mostly a cabinet project. Nothing to exacting. As you can see I've got a long ways to go but there might be a little glimmer of hope. It was kinda nice to see it on the tripod for the first time.

    Its at about 11 pounds as you see it, so I might be able to move it without a fork lift when its done. So far I've used mostly junk around the house, but I'm going to have to start looking for some knobs and gears pretty soon.
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    Looking good Tim,

    Remember places like McMaster-Carr.com are your friends.

    Just do a search on knobs, for example.
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    Robert, McMaster Carr is where I plan to get the gear racks and knobs. I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I wanted to wait till I could figure out what all I needed so I could just do it all in one order. I had used them for my 4x5 parts, they have a pretty amazing inventory.

    I have found that the fewer boxes the ups man drops off, the better it is for domestic harmony.

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    Another source to compare is www.ReidSupply.com. Dick Phillips of RH Phillips cameras suggested them to me when I was looking for parts.

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    John, thanks for the link. They didnt seem to have as good a selection in the small light duty gear rack area, but they have got a ton of knobs.

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    Tim, awesome looking so far. Nice job on the metal parts. Did you fabricate them yourself? It is well worth the effort. 11x14 is a great image size.

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    Thanks Jim,

    Yes I did the metal work. I have a little mill drill machine, and for this stuff it works just fine. The aluminum cuts pretty easy, and most everything is made from pretty standard shapes. Although I have to admit, I'm a bit of a scrounge. I made the rear swing plate from an I beam that I saved from a patio cover I took down at work, and a couple shapes did come from the dumpster.

    Might be a good name for the camera, Dumpster Diver.

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    That sure is a beauty, my compliments! I'm sure it will satisfy you from the looks of things.
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    Thanks Erik.

    Its like cutting wood it warms you twice. I think I get as much enjoyment out of the build as the photo process.

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    Yes the build is always fun. For me it is when I get to the finish and polishing part. Love cutting and shaping, but sanding and polishing wood is the best. I finished my front bed last night and it looks good.

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