At this point, weight is the lowest factor on my list of considerations for a working LF camera. Ultimately, the "final product" (in quotes as if there is such a thing...) will be in carbon fiber and titanium. I love working red oak, I know its properties well, its density is on par with mahagony and others, but the most important feature it has is being paid for already. I like cherry, its nice and all, but it not as tough as red oak. Plus, the red oak I have is already at <10% moisture content, extremely stable dimensionlly.
Originally Posted by John Koehrer
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Gerald, your comment is not taken in jest. I have been thinking about something as simple as that for my first working mock-up. Mainly I need to figure out exactly which back and inexpensive lense I want. The less money the better, and repair is not out of the question.