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    I Built Myself a 1620-Inch Camera in 10 Hours

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    Re: I Built Myself a 1620-Inch Camera in 10 Hours

    Seemed a good idea until my better half saw the faucet

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    Re: I Built Myself a 1620-Inch Camera in 10 Hours

    Guess you can build it in less than 10 hours ;-)
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    Great skills, both as artist and in handywork.
    The faucet comment should appeal to anyone who has ever "messed" with silver nitrate.
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    Re: I Built Myself a 1620-Inch Camera in 10 Hours

    All good plans start on the back of a napkin

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    Re: I Built Myself a 1620-Inch Camera in 10 Hours

    From the article “…poor quality 1/4 in. plywood.”
    The extra expense of hobby store plywood is definitely worth it in this type of application.

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    Re: I Built Myself a 1620-Inch Camera in 10 Hours

    They could have made it from waste wood with the same ease ...... lowering the price even further
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    Re: I Built Myself a 1620-Inch Camera in 10 Hours

    It certainly looks like what one would expect from a ten hour project, though with practice, it could probably be done in less than half the time. Something appropriate not for the fireplace mantle, but the fire itself. Who knows, but maybe he'll get a woodworking itch from this and someday end up making something nice. We all gotta start somewhere; but Home Depot is a miserable place to start.

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    Re: I Built Myself a 1620-Inch Camera in 10 Hours

    The wet plates made look good from here!
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    Re: I Built Myself a 1620-Inch Camera in 10 Hours

    "...I’ll probably get a staple gun and attach the bellows properly..."

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