View Full Version : I need HELP! Making a camera back for my wet plate!
Hey all, I have a wet plate camera that I restored, And it has no removable plate holder. It's essentially a blank canvas. Does anyone have any plans for the plate holder? I could really use some help! I am a decent carpenter, and I made quite a few dark boxes. I do 19th century mostly, the camera is of that era.
Give this a try , http://davidharms.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/how-to-convert-a-4x5-filmholder-to-a-wetplate-holder/
Then you can take your measurements off the completed project
This would allow you to use a standard 4x5 back.
I make dedicated wet plate holders
C. D. Keth
Jody, are your plate holders sensitive at all to the thickness of glass or other material used for the plate?
my holders take up to a 3.3 mm plate. thats thick enough for stained glass. tintype material and single thickness glass sheets work great.
I am going to be ordering one in couple weeks for 8x10, Jody ;)
Jody, your pricing say XX$$ "plus flat". What is flat?
Also, are you using the Fairchild plate holder design as your template? Looks a lot like them.
its meant to read flat domestic shipping rate. My holders are close to a fairchild plate recorder but there are some differences.
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