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    Source for custom-made ground glass?

    Hi All,

    I managed to break the ground glass on my 14x14 camera. Can anyone recommend a supplier for a custom-made replacement?

    Thanks

    Rob

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    Re: Source for custom-made ground glass?

    I just built a 5 x 12 camera and I sourced my ground glass on ebay. I found a vendor who was making 5x7 and asked if they could do 5 x 12 - no problem.

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    Re: Source for custom-made ground glass?

    I'm very pleased with the 8"x10" gg I recently got from Steve Hopf
    https://hopfglass.wordpress.com/

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    Re: Source for custom-made ground glass?

    Make your own, I just one for my 16x20 and it was remarkably easy and the screen is bright. Total cost was maybe 20$ for glass and grinding compound. And an hour or so of elbow grease.

    I followed Ian's directions https://www.lomography.com/magazine/...n-focus-screen

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    Re: Source for custom-made ground glass?

    Pl contact Rakesh rakeshcw@gmail.com

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    Re: Source for custom-made ground glass?

    Quote Originally Posted by gphoto View Post
    Make your own, I just one for my 16x20 and it was remarkably easy and the screen is bright. Total cost was maybe 20$ for glass and grinding compound. And an hour or so of elbow grease.

    I followed Ian's directions https://www.lomography.com/magazine/...n-focus-screen
    +1 .......I've done a number of ground glasses myself
    even a little one for an old Rolleicord that was missing a ground glass...
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/zorki_...57660810886723
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    Re: Source for custom-made ground glass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron (Netherlands) View Post
    +1 .......I've done a number of ground glasses myself
    even a little one for an old Rolleicord that was missing a ground glass...
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/zorki_...57660810886723
    Much easier and cheaper to make your own. Two days ago I broke the GG on a brand new 8x10, two hours later I had another one fitted. I used glass I had cut for collodions.

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    Re: Source for custom-made ground glass?

    +1 for Ian's tutorial.

    I won't buy another, too much fun making them. I watch a movie while grinding and soon it is done.

    I buy grit here. Telescope DIY supplies. http://www.willbell.com/atmsupplies/atm_supplies.htm

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    Re: Source for custom-made ground glass?

    Has anyone had contact with Steve Hopf of late? I’ve emailed the address on his temporary site but had no reply. I need a new screen for my 8x10 Gibellini as it has a horrible plastic stock screen...

    Edit: heard back from him.
    Last edited by Tim V; 2-Jul-2018 at 12:15.

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