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    Lubricant for Deardorff wood.

    Hello

    Does someone have an idea for lubricating the wood of the deardorff, im having some difficulties in moving the rear bed of the camera, its a v8

    Thanks


    Rui Lourosa

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    Re: Lubricant for Deardorff wood.

    I have used a block of wax for lubricating wood joinery.

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    Re: Lubricant for Deardorff wood.

    Bee's wax works for me.
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: Lubricant for Deardorff wood.

    Hey Rui
    Make sure your "rear focus rack" is not damaged & out of square or that you have bad "bed splits" as more often this is the reason for the focus issue your asking about. If either of the things I mentioned is noticeable on your V8 most times waxing or lubing the track will be of little to no help with a binding focus rack.

    That said there is a proper way and product to lube a few spots on the Deardorff cameras. Check out the "care" section of Ken Hough web site. Found here,,,,http://www.deardorffcameras.0catch.com/

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    Re: Lubricant for Deardorff wood.

    DO NOT USE BUTCHERS WAX I used to and after time it did not treat my 'dorff well.
    In fact it made a royal mess of things requiring a partial refinishing.
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: Lubricant for Deardorff wood.

    I'm NOT for beeswax on any parts where the purpose is to reduce friction/binding--I used to keep bees--beeswax is actually quite sticky, even surprisingly so. And stupid me learned all this when I applied beeswax to a sticking drawer in a night table. Paraffin wax is better. And a high-quality (e.g., castile) soap might be tried on a small surface. On my night table project, I removed all the beeswax and applied soap from a bar in the bathroom.

    Again, this post is about treating surfaces which are binding or not sliding smoothly.
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    Re: Lubricant for Deardorff wood.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Collins View Post
    I'm NOT for beeswax on any parts where the purpose is to reduce friction/binding--I used to keep bees--beeswax is actually quite sticky, even surprisingly so. And stupid me learned all this when I applied beeswax to a sticking drawer in a night table. Paraffin wax is better. And a high-quality (e.g., castile) soap might be tried on a small surface. On my night table project, I removed all the beeswax and applied soap from a bar in the bathroom.

    Again, this post is about treating surfaces which are binding or not sliding smoothly.
    Roger that!
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: Lubricant for Deardorff wood.

    Bone wax, a sterile mixture of beeswax, isopropyl palmitate, and +/- paraffin, on the other hand, is excellent. Company literature says the mixture of isopropyl palmitate is softening but I find the mix is much harder and has a higher melting point than bees wax; it has to be sweated on with a hair dryer.
    Bill
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