Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,200   Posts: 1,531,482   Online: 904
      
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Kansas
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    103
    Images
    7

    WTB Triangular rail for 4x5 Graflex

    I want to mount my 4x5 Graphic View for a special shot, and would like to cut the rail to a minimum length. Naturally, I don't want to cut the only one I have. Looking for one (it doesn't have to be in good condition at all) to butcher. Mine is 1 1/4" aluminum.
    duane

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN US
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,230
    Images
    4
    A bit cludgy, but could you use a piece of angle iron? Not sure if you could find the right size.
    "Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer

  3. #3
    brian d's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Indiana
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    396
    Images
    1
    If you could get it to lock down on angle iron or aluminum that would sure be better than chopping up an original
    Real men use Speed Graphics and flashbulbs.

  4. #4
    fotch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    SE WI- USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,087
    You may find that a local machine shop could mill a length of aluminum angle iron stock for a reasonable cash price. They may not be all that busy.
    Items for sale or trade at www.Camera35.com

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Kansas
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    103
    Images
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by mgb74 View Post
    A bit cludgy, but could you use a piece of angle iron? Not sure if you could find the right size.
    I tentatively tried that first -- the angle iron I had on hand was too big -- both too thick and (although it's nominally 1 1/4") too wide. I may see if a piece of formed steel angle (as opposed to hot-rolled or cold-rolled angle) might work, since it will be lighter gauge.
    duane

  6. #6
    Jim Jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Rural NW Missouri
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    1,792
    How long a rail do you need? I have a Graphic View I with a 14" rail without a tripod mounting block that might get butchered for wide angle use only. For that, the rail would be shortened considerably. Maybe there is enough for both of us. What part of Kansas do you live in? I'll be in Kansas City KS three times next month

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Kansas
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    103
    Images
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Jones View Post
    How long a rail do you need? I have a Graphic View I with a 14" rail without a tripod mounting block that might get butchered for wide angle use only. For that, the rail would be shortened considerably. Maybe there is enough for both of us. What part of Kansas do you live in? I'll be in Kansas City KS three times next month
    I'm needing about 9" ... which probably wouldn't leave enough for the two of us. I do have another offer, however, so ... thanks for the consideration.
    duane



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



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