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    my new wet plate back

    hi all,

    i just thought i would talk about my new wet plate back.

    a friend of mine built it for me....and i would like to say it is super nice! thanks cliff!

    it attaches to my century studio 8x10 camera. the plate size is 10 3/8 x 10 3/8 inches. this gives me a full 10x10 image on the glass/aluminum. the frame attaches to the camera and then the ground glass attaches to he frame. i remove the GG and then attach the plate holder. the plate holder is a book style holder. it latches with a spring operated latch. the knob that you see on the back is there so the holder sits level when opened. a beautiful mahogany piece.

    oh! it also has two inserts that allows me to shoot 8x10 plates as well. (i need to paint them still)

    i will pour my 1st plate tomorrow. stay tuned for the results!

    more photos here.

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    Re: my new wet plate back

    a couple more
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    Re: my new wet plate back

    looks great Eddie-
    good luck tomorrow-

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    Re: my new wet plate back

    That looks pretty nice. Good luck tomorrow and post your results! I hope to pour my first plate by the time of my birthday in February. Has your friend built these before or is this based on other designs? Also, does he accept commissions?

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    Re: my new wet plate back

    Cool !! I am planing to make a12 X camera my self !
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    Re: my new wet plate back

    I imagine that's quite an ordeal; sometimes just loading film holders seems like a lot of work to me. Have fun!

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    I Did It!

    i got an image on my 1st solo wet plate pour! it was still wet when i snapped the digital photo! i am going to pour another now!

    10x10 inch aluminum plate.

    thanks everyone for the help!

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    Wonderful-
    working out great-

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    Re: my new wet plate back

    Looks great, but, Dude, You need to get some wheels on that studio stand. : )
    Go to www.mcmaster.com, search "caster" then select "stem" then you can get the right stem style and size. Rolling's better than carrying!
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    Re: my new wet plate back

    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Storer View Post
    Dude, You need to get some wheels on that studio stand. : )
    har har har! i use the hand truck to move it! i plan on putting some "off road" wheels on her too.

    here is my 3rd plate. f11 water house stop used. 10 seconds.
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