Hi all,
Have started blowing some of my medium format negatives beyond 8x10, and found the previously slightly irritating scratches on the glass of my negative carrier are now becoming a major problem. I know it is still possible to buy 6x9 glassless plates off ebay at enormous cost, but cant help but think this is something i should be able to make my self or source locally from a fabricator. Can any one give me some ideas, especially when it comes to successfully cutting a clean 6x9 hole out of steel or aluminium? I am very concerned about negative buckerling and movement under the light, so I think matt board is probably not going to hold the negative securely enough. All thoughts welcome!