Quote Originally Posted by isaacc7
OK, I've been in love with the B&S Hobo ever since I saw it. I love the idea of the portable, focus free large format camera. [...]
Am I missing something? It seems that all I'd need is some plywood or MDF, some accurate measurments, and some screws and glue. I sure would have fun with one of those...
Isaac
See this link: http://elearning.winona.edu/jjs/SW4X5/

It's something like a mini-Hobo. You can make the same with an 8x10 back. (Heck, I must have a dozen 8x10 backs in crummy shape that can be rebuilt.)

My concern would be the 'focus free' part. The link above shows a camera with a focusing mount that has foot/metre scales. Very handy. There are ways around a spend focusing helix, especially if you go wide angle. We can pursue that idea if you like.