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    Re: spring steel for camera back?

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    Taken with the camera above... in 8x10.

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    Re: spring steel for camera back?

    Quote Originally Posted by barnacle View Post
    I have a concern about using hacksaw blades - my experience is that although they're very flexible and springy, they're also rather fragile and if bent too far they simply break - shattering and spraying shrapnel around the place. Has this been an issue?

    Neil
    Neil: No, the blades give a lot, and have stayed strong for several years now (I finished the camera in December 2009). The amount of flex needed to insert and remove a filmholder is really not a lot; the film holders might bend them an additional 1/2" more? (I use plastic Lisco Regal 8x10 holders).

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    Holder inserted - see the total bend on the hacksaw blade; not much!

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    Re: spring steel for camera back?

    Thanks, Rafael.

    The only springs I have to hand are some an engineering friend made for me from spring steel; I believe he softened them to work the material and then retempered them. I'm about to start a new 5x4 and it looks like hacksaw blades are a good thought, then.

    Neil

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    Re: spring steel for camera back?

    Rafael, that's a very ingenious solution to locking the back to the frame! Iw ill ave to give it some serious thought on my camera. Thanks for sharing those pictures. Looks great!

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    Thanks! Hope it works well for you.

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    Re: spring steel for camera back?

    bamboo works well, too.
    http://www.jeffbridges.com/perception.html "Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you are right."

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    I use car windscreen wiper springs


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