Building a view camera is really a piece of cake, and just takes desire and a willingness to experiment until it works. First I suggest going to the following website . . .

http://piercevaubel.com/cam/sco.htm

. . . go through the menus for each manufacturer and take note of the types and variations of cameras made. Everyone approached making a camera differently, an some models are quite elegant. The cameras I chose to make were styled after a camera such as this . . . http://piercevaubel.com/cam/scovill/elite.htm

The cameras I built where 8x10's, and I built them around a modern standard film holder. I simply replaced the View Screen with the Holder to make an exposure. There where no movements beyond focusing. I used a B&L Rapid Rectilinear lens/shutter from an old Kodak 3A Model C folder. Removing one of the lens sets (front or back) allowed it to cover 8x10 perfectly.

A bellows can be challenging. But if you build it over a form of the proper shape it can really speed up the process. IMO

O.F.