Jim, I've seen photos of your walnut camera. It looks awesome. I would love to make a folding camera, but I don't think I have the skills to do it. Nevertheless, experiences like yours certainly inspired me to try my own build. Thanks for the encouragement; I'll post images as soon as I think I have something worthwhile.
For those who have expressed interest, I'll add some pics and specs of the anchors and knobs I purchased from McMaster later today.