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    Re: Designed a 3D Printed Plate Adapter for Graflex 1234 Pack Film Holder

    Have you tried fitting both a glass plate and aluminum plate into it yet? The metal plate should be a doddle because it's thin but I'm wondering if the thicker glass plate tries to hang up on the sides if you don't drop it in/out perfectly flat.

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    Re: Designed a 3D Printed Plate Adapter for Graflex 1234 Pack Film Holder

    Quote Originally Posted by williaty View Post
    Have you tried fitting both a glass plate and aluminum plate into it yet? The metal plate should be a doddle because it's thin but I'm wondering if the thicker glass plate tries to hang up on the sides if you don't drop it in/out perfectly flat.
    Not yet, I'm still waiting on the plates.

    I designed the opening to be slightly larger than 4x5 so that plates don't need to be perfect to fit. I think I allowed about 1/32" on a side.

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    Re: Designed a 3D Printed Plate Adapter for Graflex 1234 Pack Film Holder

    I saw you posted a plate you've shot. Are you confident enough in your adapter design to print a pair for me?

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    Re: Designed a 3D Printed Plate Adapter for Graflex 1234 Pack Film Holder

    Yeah, the adapter seems to work great. I could print a couple out for you.

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    Designed a 3D Printed Plate Adapter for Graflex 1234 Pack Film Holder

    I've been loosely following this thread off and on. I've started selling dry plates and demand has been pretty good. You can check out the thread in the new product announcement sub forum.

    One aspect of the interest in dry plates is availability of plate holders. Yours might be a relatively easy solution to refer folks to who want to try out 4x5's.

    The catch is that I've settled on sizing my 4x5 plates to 126x100mm to fit all the plate holders that I know of out in the world. Would plates that size be retained in your holder?

    I'd love to check out a holder myself as well.

    -Jason
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    Re: Designed a 3D Printed Plate Adapter for Graflex 1234 Pack Film Holder

    Colorado CJ:

    Please read the thread on this forum about repairing a TravelWide lens mount. Then please consider using your skill set to design a replacement part for replication using 3D printing. The current thought on that thread is to use traditional machining to creat a prototype part and laser cutting to make thr replacement parts. This seems labot intensive and possibly costly to me.

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    Re: Designed a 3D Printed Plate Adapter for Graflex 1234 Pack Film Holder

    Perhaps everyone is set on 4X5 for custom plates, which includes both Dry and Wet.

    I suggest another size, 3-1/4 X 4-1/4 aka 1/4 plate. This size camera is much cheaper to buy used than almost any other format. A clean Graflex Pack Film Holder often comes with these forgotten cameras.

    Just a thought and the 3X4 camera is significantly smaller.

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    Re: Designed a 3D Printed Plate Adapter for Graflex 1234 Pack Film Holder

    Why not the whole plate size, ~6' x 9"?
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    There are only three types of mounting flanges; too big, too small and wrong thread!

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    Re: Designed a 3D Printed Plate Adapter for Graflex 1234 Pack Film Holder

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Bedo View Post
    Why not the whole plate size, ~6' x 9"?
    Won't fit into a Graflex 1234 film holder. That's the whole point of the adapters he's making: they take cheap film holders from ebay and allow you to hold a wet plate in it.

    He's not printing entire holders from scratch.

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    Re: Designed a 3D Printed Plate Adapter for Graflex 1234 Pack Film Holder

    Hi Colorado

    I'm interested in obtaining some of these. I found some plans for modifying said adapter by having some pieces machined and found a cutting place but they never got back to me. As I am in the UK it might be better for me to get them printed from STL files, or the postage might not be too much anyway, either way happy to pay.

    Thanks
    Richard

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