Part II More Parts
MORE PARTS . . .
All parts are accounted for to put together a working 8×10. I did need to make a minor adjustment to fit the front standard guides so they would travel without binding. Albeit this was a common practice during assembly to compensate for variance and loose tolerances as well as the joints need to be tightened back up most likely a re-glue job . . . No big deal really, but because I am removing the finish along with a millimeter of wood down each side this will lead me to refinishing this beautiful camera. So with that in mind I went by the local hardware for more supplies, stain, varnish, paint remover and polish. I will be refinishing the wood but the brass will get just a general cleaning and buff as this is going to be a working camera and not a display piece . . . I will have to order some #2 x 5/8″ brass screws to attach the rear bellow frame (Our local hardware stores are sad sources nowadays) . . . .
Well Part II is done . . . now on to the refinishing of this beauty . . .
Happy days . . .
Get off your butts and go make a photograph . . .
P.S. Thank you Luther Gerlach this project would not be going places with out you. Want to see a real Large Format camera guy . . . go here Luther Gerlach