Curt, thanks. I have some antique nobs that I found and the rest of the brass I'll cut myself. I've got most of it together but like my other cameras you keep going to the hardware store over and over.
I use the 1:1:100 Pyrocat-HD for my x-ray film and like I said it gives me what I need for my carbon printing. I use it for my tissue support also. I know the feeling about being burnt out. I still have negatives from my trip to the Redwoods and Zion to develop. I need to get those done as I have workshops to teach the next two weekends. I can't wait to finish this camera. It will be big but beautiful and the best way to do these projects is to take your time and do it right.