Quote Originally Posted by Calamity Jane
I've built two 4x5s. The first one, a Cherry wood monorail is here:
http://www.geocities.com/diannebest/camera/camera1.html

I wasn't happy with the lack of rigidity in the first camera so I built a Maple camera, a flatbed with the movements of a monorail. I really like this one - it's my first choice anytime I take a camera somewhere:
http://www.geocities.com/diannebest/...ra2.index.html

I also do my own bellows.
Did you invent the form, if that's the right word, of the tripod legs yourself or did you copy the idea, not the exact shape, from Berlebach? I ask because I got a Berlebach not too long ago and was impressed by how much more stable it was than my first wood tripod, a much larger and heavier K&E surveyor's tripod. The mating surfaces on the K&E's legs are flat.

Cheers,

Dan