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    Source for 8x10 Ground Glass

    What's a good source for an 8x10 ground glass. (It's for an 8x10 Burke and James.) Thx.

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    Re: Source for 8x10 Ground Glass

    I've posted about this before. There are other threads on this forum but I'll post again. I used the method described by Dick Dokas, here: http://www.dokasphotos.com/techniques/ground_glass/ I've ground several pieces for cameras from 4x5 to 14x17. Other than a sore arm, I really like what I get. You'll be happier if you take the camera back into a glass shop to get the piece of glass fitted to your camera.

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    Re: Source for 8x10 Ground Glass

    Very good advice and link Matt

    I have made a few with that exact technique

    I prefer cut corners on some cameras, I cut the corners first, then grind, just in case

    The speed of breaking glass is amazing

    I have a B&J 8x10 Rembrandt incoming, most likely the GG is exactly 8X10 just like my B&J 5X7 is exact

    If so, I will test grind this glass which I buy in frames by the dozen, Walmart, Amazon, Dick Blick sell it cheap and they are exact sizes with very smooth edges

    I only wonder if it is tempered or cracks oddly

    I will know soon
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    Re: Source for 8x10 Ground Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Goldstein View Post
    Do you know if they ship to France?
    Thx!
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    Re: Source for 8x10 Ground Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Philippe Grunchec View Post
    Do you know if they ship to France?
    Thx!
    I bought 5x7" from France, so a local guy should be available

    It could have been this guy. Buy more than one

    http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBa...m=254191295742

    My new ground glass really made a difference

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    Re: Source for 8x10 Ground Glass

    What i want to know is why I have a couple 50's Linhof OE GG that are very coarsely ground? German perfection? Function over Form?

    and why a 8X10 Kodak Master View has extremely good OE GG 'coating' with no grinding, looks sprayed on!

    The KMV has Aerial viewing areas/stripes, which are also useful
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    Re: Source for 8x10 Ground Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    What i want to know is why I have a couple 50's Linhof OE GG that are very coarsely ground? German perfection? Function over Form?

    and why a 8X10 Kodak Master View has extremely good OE GG 'coating' with no grinding, looks sprayed on!

    The KMV has Aerial viewing areas/stripes, which are also useful
    Could it be Linhof sold the good stuff for premium price? Maybe Bob has something to say on this matter....

    The Kodak could be acid etched? I followed ebay auction of Andrew Glover (Dagor77?) he sold some of those in 11x14" size. His auction descriptions where worth a read, selling Apo-Nikkor sharper than legal

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