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    Re: Century Studio 10A Repair Advice Needed

    I, like most, know about the Ikea system. I was thinking the size of the torn out holes in the base may be too large.
    the alternative may be to sink someting like this
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#threaded-inserts/=fyibwd
    into the top of the rail and bolt into it thought the two pieces.

    Actually even better and cleaner is a Binding post. Please look at this!
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#binding-posts/=fyidk1

    Best of luck
    Bill
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    Re: Century Studio 10A Repair Advice Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by eddie View Post
    glue in some dowels or other wood into the existing holes. wait one day. drill to the correct size and reuse the original hardware. there is no need to do an reenforcing.
    My YouTube Channel has many interesting videos on Soft Focus Lenses and Wood Cameras. Check it out.

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    Re: Century Studio 10A Repair Advice Needed

    I think Eddie's advice is the best. Just remember that even mature mahogany is still a difficult "gluer" with modern fancy glues. A runny waterbased glue might give the best adhesion.

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    Re: Century Studio 10A Repair Advice Needed

    Steven, Eddie:

    So you really think that will hold? (I suppose you do or you wouldn't have suggested it.) I'm a bit nervous about the rescrewed bond being dodgy, but having no experience with this I have no reason to think that. I've not used one of these cameras before and have no idea how much stress--or not--the rear standard suffers during normal use.

    By "runny" glue do mean regular wood glue?

    These situations are always tough when you don't know what you're doing. Everyone's advice has been much appreciated even if I'm still not sure what to do!

    Thanks,

    Jonathan

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    Re: Century Studio 10A Repair Advice Needed

    Well my binding post suggestion comes from our Biomedical engineer who fixes everything that comes his way.
    I was worried about the strength of the lens board reducer sliding strips which are held in by 3/8" no 6 screws on my Deardorff, I was really worried with the heavy older portrait lens teetering out in front. The sleeves and bolts replacements are like a rock now.
    Fact is though, all of these suggestions work and work well if done properly.The choice is yours.
    Bill
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    Re: Century Studio 10A Repair Advice Needed

    "The choice is yours."

    Ahh, there's the real rub. I have to make a decision now....

    J.

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    Re: Century Studio 10A Repair Advice Needed

    Runny:
    Low viscoscity, water-based and slow acting.

    Modern glues are often too quick acting and gel-like for high absorbtion into the surface of hard woods.

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