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Barry Young
17-Sep-2006, 22:50
Hello:

I just released my new book on how to make bellows from scratch. The book discolses a brand new way to make bellows using your computer to do the hard work. The book is 64 pages long and has 86 CAD drawings and 13 photographs showing step by step instructions on exactly how to design and build straight and tapered bellows. With this book and a free CAD program or just a yard stick if you would rather, anyone can build their own inexpensive replacement bellows or go into business making bellows for sale on ebay. The book is spiral bound (lies flat) high qualiity photocopies with wear resistant covers

I will trade the book for three Silver Eagle coins available for about $40.00 USD at this time from a coin dealer near you. Or if you insist on using cash, check, money order or PayPal I will sell the book for $75.00 USD. Either way, shipping and handling is an additional $5.00 USD payable in cash, by check, money order or Paypal.

Thank you.

GPS
18-Sep-2006, 00:27
75 $ for 64 pages... Hmm. Bellows company in Britain will make you new bellows for that price...

Donald Qualls
18-Sep-2006, 18:05
75 $ for 64 pages... Hmm. Bellows company in Britain will make you new bellows for that price...

"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish, and you feed him for life."

Seems to me if you'll ever need more than one bellows in your life, the book might be a bargain...

Barry Young
20-Sep-2006, 02:42
Thank you Donald.

Barry Young
20-Sep-2006, 02:45
75 $ for 64 pages... Hmm. Bellows company in Britain will make you new bellows for that price...


Hello GPS:

Every time I have asked them for a quote it has been more than $200 USD.

If you read all of the notice you will see that you can trade me coins worth about $44 for the book.

Thank you.

GPS
20-Sep-2006, 05:33
Hello Barry, it all depends on the belows dimension. The last time (and the only one) I asked them to make me belows it was much less than your 200$. By the way, the hardest work on bellows (I've made more than a dozen of them for my cameras and for my friends) is the manual folding, not the geometry work. No computer for folding, as of yet... You write clearly that for those using cash you have your special price of 75 $. That makes 80 with shipping.

Barry Young
21-Sep-2006, 03:42
Hello Barry, it all depends on the belows dimension. The last time (and the only one) I asked them to make me belows it was much less than your 200$. By the way, the hardest work on bellows (I've made more than a dozen of them for my cameras and for my friends) is the manual folding, not the geometry work. No computer for folding, as of yet... You write clearly that for those using cash you have your special price of 75 $. That makes 80 with shipping.


OK. Thanks.

Barry Young
25-Sep-2006, 11:27
Hello:

I have decided to publish my book Modern Bellowsmaking myself which significantly reduced the price at which I can sell it.

The new price is $35 plus $5 shipping to US destinations. You can pay via cash, check or Paypal. Please email me for payment details.

Thank you.

rwyoung
26-Sep-2006, 07:01
Would you consider making one or two pages available for public viewing? Obviously don't pick some pages that give it all away! Pick a page or two (maybe just a paragraph or two) that clearly illustrate your writing style and the book's quality.

I really enjoy using the preview feature on Amazon.com. I think it has saved me from buying some stinkers in the past (not that you are a stinker:), I'm just cheap ).

$35 for a book isn't much but these days, with my current cash flow, $35 is enough that I think twice about spending it...

Thanks and good luck all around with your books sales.

Rob

Barry Young
27-Sep-2006, 04:06
Would you consider making one or two pages available for public viewing? Obviously don't pick some pages that give it all away! Pick a page or two (maybe just a paragraph or two) that clearly illustrate your writing style and the book's quality.

I really enjoy using the preview feature on Amazon.com. I think it has saved me from buying some stinkers in the past (not that you are a stinker:), I'm just cheap ).

$35 for a book isn't much but these days, with my current cash flow, $35 is enough that I think twice about spending it...

Thanks and good luck all around with your books sales.

Rob


Hi Rob:

Now folks here is a man after my own heart. Rob, I am also cheap. And only an honest man admits to being cheap. I like that in a person. I attempted to attach two pages as you requested but the smallest file was more than 4 times bigger than that allowed in this forum. One shows my lovely assistant Deborah Shaffer laying out a pattern for bellows to fit an old 5X7 piece of junk camera made in India. The second page shows one of the pages with drawings and illustrates just how minute the instructions are which are presented in this book. Each task is broken down into very simple steps anybody should be able to accomplish whether they are using a computer or drawing on kraft paper. Thanks Rob, this was a terrific idea. I wish it had worked. I can email them to you I bet. Please email me at barryjyoung@yahoo.com if you would like me to email them to you. That goes for everyone by the way.

Thanks again Rob.

rwyoung
27-Sep-2006, 06:03
We keep trying to have a meeting of the local cheapskates club but nobody wants to chip in for the hall rental... And don't even ask me about the procrastinator's club, gee whiz, those guys never get anything done!:rolleyes:

Anyway, I'll be emailing you so you can attach the files.

Rob

Barry Young
28-Sep-2006, 06:13
I will look for your email Rob.

Thank you.

Darcy Cote
14-Oct-2006, 19:51
I don't think Rob is cheap, he is just being careful about his purchase.


"Hi Rob:

Now folks here is a man after my own heart. Rob, I am also cheap. And only an honest man admits to being cheap."


Would you consider making one or two pages available for public viewing? Obviously don't pick some pages that give it all away! Pick a page or two (maybe just a paragraph or two) that clearly illustrate your writing style and the book's quality.

I really enjoy using the preview feature on Amazon.com. I think it has saved me from buying some stinkers in the past (not that you are a stinker, I'm just cheap ).

$35 for a book isn't much but these days, with my current cash flow, $35 is enough that I think twice about spending it...

Thanks and good luck all around with your books sales.

Rob

Barry Young
15-Oct-2006, 23:04
I don't think Rob is cheap, he is just being careful about his purchase.


(not that you are a stinker, I'm just cheap ).

Rob

He said he was. I just patted him on the back for it.

Ralph W. Lambrecht
18-Oct-2006, 10:42
75 $ for 64 pages... Hmm. Bellows company in Britain will make you new bellows for that price...

GPS

What's the price for knowledge? I'm sure, Barry is unlikely to sell thousands of copies (glad to be wrong), but spend hundreds of hours to share his knowledge. $80 is a small price for anyone who wants to know.

On the other hand, if you need quality bellows for a good price, yes, go to Camera Bellows in Birmingham. They made a new set for my Linhof for $150, and it's better than the Linhof bellows ever were.

rwyoung
18-Oct-2006, 14:10
He said he was. I just patted him on the back for it.

Nope, I'm cheap. :) But "tightwad" might be a better adjective.
Thanks again Barry. (And picky too. ;))

Barry Young
19-Oct-2006, 02:57
GPS

What's the price for knowledge? I'm sure, Barry is unlikely to sell thousands of copies (glad to be wrong), but spend hundreds of hours to share his knowledge. $80 is a small price for anyone who wants to know.

On the other hand, if you need quality bellows for a good price, yes, go to Camera Bellows in Birmingham. They made a new set for my Linhof for $150, and it's better than the Linhof bellows ever were.

Actually, when I decided to self publish, I reduced the price to $35. I am going to try Lulu to publish this work. We will see what happens to the price.

Cliff Baldwin
22-Feb-2007, 23:17
75 $ for 64 pages... Hmm. Bellows company in Britain will make you new bellows for that price...

Hi-Im a brand new member here.Wanted to post some things for sale but coulnt find a ost now button on the site.I saw your reply here about a UK bellows business that could make a bellow for around $75 or so.Wondered if you knew their email addy,since I am looking for a new bellows for my Deardorf 8x10.Thanx,Cliff.

Cliff Baldwin
22-Feb-2007, 23:19
Hello GPS:

Every time I have asked them for a quote it has been more than $200 USD.

If you read all of the notice you will see that you can trade me coins worth about $44 for the book.

Thank you.

Cliff Baldwin
22-Feb-2007, 23:20
Hi Barry-Would u be able to make me a new bellows for my dEARDORF 8x10?if so what material would it be madeof and at what cost?Thanx,Cliff.

evan clarke
23-Feb-2007, 04:44
I bought this book from Barry and it is compact, complete and concise..a grreat book. I think people are way too used to seeing worthless filler in media. This book is 100% information..
evan
clarke