Hi all,

As the title states I'm repairing ,or attempting to repair a 1/4 plate camera, in an ideal world I'd like to make it functional, ie make a photo with it.

Anyway, down to the nitty gritty.

Can anyone recommend a supplier of small, (No 1, 2 or maybe even 0) wood screws in the UK, and other suitable hardware such as "rack and pinion"? I have failed to find anything online using google, yell etc.?

To make this functional I'm going to need to manufacture a darkslide, or possible a darkslide and back to take it. Is making a darkslide a practical proposition, bearing in mind I don't have access to machine tools other than hand held drill, plane, sander and router. Are there any drawings out there that I could base something on? Or are there any suggestions for making a light trap?