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    Book on Making the Traditional Plate Camera

    I recently completed my second book on camera-making. Details and more info can be found here.
    www.wetplatecameraplans.com

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    Re: Book on Making the Traditional Plate Camera

    Very cool, but I am hardly a woodworker.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Book on Making the Traditional Plate Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by T.G. View Post
    I recently completed my second book on camera-making. Details and more info can be found here.
    www.wetplatecameraplans.com

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    Ty,

    Does your book include a resource section? Particularly the brass furnishings.

    Thanks.
    "Sex is like maths, add the bed, subtract the clothes, divide the whoo hoo and hope you don't multiply." - Leather jacket guy

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    Re: Book on Making the Traditional Plate Camera

    ghostcount, most of the brasswork is made by me and I go over that and give sizes and thicknesses. For most supplies, I give where or what type of vendor sells them. I do not give a resource section due to that fact that vendors and merchandisers are "ever-changing." I have furniture how-to books that the resource section is completely invalid now.

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    Re: Book on Making the Traditional Plate Camera

    Thanks Ty.

    Looks like it will be a stocking stuffer for me.
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    Re: Book on Making the Traditional Plate Camera

    My book arrived today. Quickly perused through it before the wife wrapped it up.

    All I can say from what I briefly glanced at, it's a well made book and worth the investment. Particularly some detailed "Guillory secret sauces" solving problems that I pondered before but never realized.

    It's going to be a long week and a half waiting to open this book up again.
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    Re: Book on Making the Traditional Plate Camera

    That's a wonderful contribution. I'm the largest Festool dealer in the West, so have had a steady stream of pro woodworkers coming in here all day long (among
    other trades). There's a long-time contractor who liked to take pictures of the employees with his Nikon over the years and then give them framed little pictures.
    But now he shows up with a beautiful handheld mahogany 8x10 box camera and brass lens.

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    Re: Book on Making the Traditional Plate Camera

    Drew, that is super cool about the contractor doing the pics of the employees!!

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    Re: Book on Making the Traditional Plate Camera

    I still have to find the link to last year's Festool international woodworking contest. A bit of web search would give a hit. The no.2 winner made a lovely brass
    wet plate camera.... But why it got so much attention was because of the matching mahog/brass/etc fold-up portable film room (as opposed to a traditional coating tent). Maybe ten grand or so for second place, which probably barely covered expenses; but the real benefit was worldwide free advertising for the cabinet maker,
    who of course was the first subject to be taken by the photographer with his new wet plate system!

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