Wet plates are quite difficult to get into a standard dry plate holder due to the fact that are are, in fact, wet, and sticky with a somewhat caustic mixture. The corner plate supports in traditional wet plate holders were made of glass or silver because the collodion eats away at wood. Wet plate holders can be concocted from the standard holders, however. It will be much easier fo you to add film sheaths, of course, but that may not be what you want to do. Keep working on the focal plane shutter. There are lots of people out there who can give good advice on a rebuild and Graflex cameras are fun ( I have 6 of them!). They are perfect for that binocular lens I sent you a few years ago.
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