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    Guilherme Maranhão coisasdavida's Avatar
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    16x20 brazilian build

    A while ago I posted some images of my gator foam film holder trial, it went well and now I'm in the middle of the camera build.
    I'm following JB Harlin's bellows instructions and here is an image of where I am right now:

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    Re: 16x20 brazilian build

    I also used Harlin's instructions to make a bellows for the 14x17. Will you attach the support strips now? Keep posting pics, please!

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    Re: 16x20 brazilian build

    Guilherme,

    What kind of film are you planning to use with the camera? Maybe X-ray?
    All what you have for this camera until now are the bellows, or have you built other parts as well?
    (Isso é uma coisa de louco, viu, queria ver essa câmera depois de pronta!)
    For brazillian-portuguese illiterates on the corner I had just left him know how great seems the hole project,



    Sds,

    Renato

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    Re: 16x20 brazilian build

    JB has great info on his site and is a great guy and Susan is wonderful as well.

    I know the question will get asked so here goes... where did you get the bellows material? What is it. It looks nice.

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    Re: 16x20 brazilian build

    Andrew, you are correct.

    Renato, yes, I have the rear frame, will be using the front frame of a Toyo camera. The bed has been cut, but I won't assemble it until I know how thick the bellows will be.

    Jim, this is the cheapest stuff to make backpacks and similar bags. Seems like nylon with one side of rubber. Maybe for a smaller bellows it wouldn't be a good idea, too thick and too rigid.

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    Re: 16x20 brazilian build

    Do you know the name of the material? I may restore a couple of cameras and make some new bellows. I know it has come up in the past, bellows materials that is but has anyone recently found the source for proper bellows material?

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    Re: 16x20 brazilian build

    Jim, they call it rubberized nylon here at the store. The store carries rolls of plastic, pieces of EVA, nylon ropes, plastic hardware to make sports bags, that kind of stuff.
    The rubber side has a texture and the nylon side has a pattern, they have different patterns with small variation of price.

    Here is another project done with the same material from the same store, a colodion bike by Roger Sassaki:
    http://www.imagineiro.com.br/fotogra...-colodio-bike/

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    Re: 16x20 brazilian build

    Quote Originally Posted by coisasdavida View Post
    A while ago I posted some images of my gator foam film holder trial, it went well and now I'm in the middle of the camera build.
    I'm following JB Harlin's bellows instructions and here is an image of where I am right now:

    Wow Guilherme! Now this is a project. Please keep posting your progress.
    Let me add/edit this:
    I had just shut off a wood shop and I still have a lot of tools and a CNC router that would be perfect to precision mill wood for toys like this. I just don't have the space anymore. I'm in Rio. if someone happen to knows a photographer/woodbutcher that wants to share the shop,let me know.

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    Re: 16x20 brazilian build

    nice

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    Re: 16x20 brazilian build

    Ricardo, too bad Rio and São Paulo are not closer.
    Serge, thanks!

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