hi everyone, now that I have a bit of time on my hands I'll be building a far better "paper film cinematographe" for my spring project that can at least take 30 seconds of footage. I will keep everyone posted, as I hope to have it completed before the summer. I'm currently drawing up the schematics & working out the gear ratios to grind. Any suggestions on what type of hard wood to use? Cherry? Oak? I'm shooting for a dark lacquer finish with brass fittings.