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    Kodak Eastman 2-D 5x7 Restoration Project

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    I had no intention of getting into the 5x7 format, but for around $100 and all the information going around about restoring these old cameras who could resist?

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    The photo is of the wood pieces sanded down with sealer. I'm no master wood crafter, as you can easily tell by the photos. In fact, this is my first project of the sort.

    I sanded the paint down to the base by hand. 150 sandpaper followed by 220 followed by 400. Coated with DecoArt's Wood Sealer - only thing I could find locally.

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    Stained with Jo Sonja's Wood Stain Gel in Walnut, best tone for the options that were available.
    Varnished with DecoArt's DuraClear Matte Varnish.
    Treated with DecoArt's Acrylic Sealer/Finisher.

    If I had to do this again, I'd just varnish the cherry wood. I've already got red bellows on order from Rudy at ecbuyonline2008 and didn't think the cherry would look as good with the red bellows.

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    Re: Kodak Eastman 2-D 5x7 Restoration Project

    Quote Originally Posted by photoevangelist View Post
    If I had to do this again, I'd just varnish the cherry wood. I've already got red bellows on order from Rudy at ecbuyonline2008 and didn't think the cherry would look as good with the red bellows.



    Here's one with original red bellows and cherry wood, not restored or altered (except for a new strap).

    I'm eager to see yours when it's finished: it will certainly look very handsome.

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    That'll look great and work for another hundred years. I don't know how you are with leather but if you don't want to bother making a handle, search for trunk handles. A lot of them are made for similar hardware to your camera. You'd just have to look for a little bit to find one that fits.

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    Re: Kodak Eastman 2-D 5x7 Restoration Project

    Hey I thought that 2D's were made with Mahogany, never heard of any in Cherry. I have 3 and they are Mahogany.

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    Re: Kodak Eastman 2-D 5x7 Restoration Project

    The one I restored a few years ago was mahogany. I wouldn't be surprised if some exist in different woods due to supply issues.

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    Re: Kodak Eastman 2-D 5x7 Restoration Project

    Hey I thought 2D's were always made by cherry . I owned one, and my friends have 3. All are 8x10 with cherry. I never seen a 2D with mahogany .
    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Thoms View Post
    Hey I thought that 2D's were made with Mahogany, never heard of any in Cherry. I have 3 and they are Mahogany.

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    Re: Kodak Eastman 2-D 5x7 Restoration Project

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Lee View Post


    Here's one with original red bellows and cherry wood, not restored or altered (except for a new strap).

    I'm eager to see yours when it's finished: it will certainly look very handsome.
    Beautiful! Mine was so rough I could only want to restore it. For a hundred bucks it was a steal! Would be nice to have one in great original condition like yours. Love to have a 7x11 version.

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    Re: Kodak Eastman 2-D 5x7 Restoration Project

    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher D. Keth View Post
    That'll look great and work for another hundred years. I don't know how you are with leather but if you don't want to bother making a handle, search for trunk handles. A lot of them are made for similar hardware to your camera. You'd just have to look for a little bit to find one that fits.
    I bought a Deardorff handle from Barry in Tennessee for $17.

    Yeah now the camera will out live me and probably the 5x7 film format. I gotta learn how to do plates, paper negatives, or the likes.

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