My new Half Plate
I just finished a new half plate collodion camera for myself.
- Front & rear standards are bookmatched birdseye maple. (bookmatched means the pieces are split from same board and are mirror images of each other).
- Base is curly/fiddleback maple
- I even had the brass bar over lensboard engraved
More details and images of it can be seen at http://www.tystintypes.com/My%20Camera%20Page.htm
Nice work Ty. I really must find time to come visit.
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That's a gorgeous camera--almost too nice to use. Don't splash any silver nitrate on that pup!
Barry, Yes, I will definitely be a little more careful. Yet, I finish my cameras with Nitro lacquer, so in a couple years, I can sand the stained areas down and respray it. Just as they do with guitars.