This forum has had a bad influence on my quest toward the darkslide. I am making a couple lensboards for an 8x10 wista I purchased. For a copal #1 I just cut a hole and use the jam nut to tighten it ot the board. However on a bigger lense - the Kodak 14", the flange has mounting holes. Based on the weight it seems like a good idea to actually attach it to the board. Does the flange attach to the front of the board or the back? Or does it matter?
FWIW, I am using 3/16" baltic birch plywood backed with 1/4" masonite.
Thanking you for your replies.