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    Boston Deardorff?

    Any info or reviews?

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    Re: Boston Deardorff?

    A Google search doesn't reveal much other than it's available for pre-order through Catlabs of JP. Perhaps it's something he commissioned to be built? I'd really want to know who's doing the actual build. Sure puts a smile on my face that I bought a real V8 Deardorff in the early 80's for a whole lot less than what they're charging.

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    Re: Boston Deardorff?

    Description on the site is it's a new camera cobbled together from NOS Deardorff parts.

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    Re: Boston Deardorff?

    I think he bought all parts and copyright from TN

    Interesting newer source of pricing data

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    Re: Boston Deardorff?

    Wasn't even the previous round a somewhat distant cry quality-wise from the old classic versions? Even acquiring the right type of long-cured pattern-grade mahogany would seem to be a challenge; that kind of thing tends to get hoarded. It's certainly not being cut anymore. Not just any species or cut of mahogany is equal.

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    Re: Boston Deardorff?

    I agree with Drew about the quality of the different builds.

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    Re: Boston Deardorff?

    I talked to CatLAB over a year ago and they mentioned they were able to build brand new 8x10 Deardorffs but not in the 4x5 size.

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    Re: Boston Deardorff?

    Catlabs is blazing a trail!
    enjoy your coffee

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    Re: Boston Deardorff?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    Even acquiring the right type of long-cured pattern-grade mahogany would seem to be a challenge; that kind of thing tends to get hoarded. It's certainly not being cut anymore.
    When I needed some. my source was to buy (high) quality mahogany furniture from the late 1940s. Right now have the option to acquire a bedroom set sold around 1949, but resourcing the wood from this very fine bedroom set is bothering me.

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    Re: Boston Deardorff?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    ...but resourcing the wood from this very fine bedroom set is bothering me.
    Yeah, unless you absolutely need that specific wood for something extremely important, it seems like vandalism to destroy perfectly good furniture for some fancy wood. Would be a different story if the furniture had already been ruined somehow and you were re-using it to make it something useful again.

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