Well I've been working on the camera. I have installed the tripod sockets which I fashioned out of tee-nuts, I still have to light proof them, maybe some gaffers tape is in order. It was very tempting to order the stainless steel sockets from Skink Pinhole. Decide to save the money and keep with the brass theme for the hardware.
I have also made the retaining clips for the back. The back needs a little sanding before the clips can be installed since it is a little proud right now.
My friend Rich donated a leather handle to the cause. So that problem is solved. Rich generously lets me use his darkroom and the first exposure with the camera was made in his backyard. In exchange for the handle Rich says he gets to take a picture with the camera. Guess that's a fair trade.