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Thread: I need HELP! Making a camera back for my wet plate!

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    I need HELP! Making a camera back for my wet plate!

    Hey all, I have a wet plate camera that I restored, And it has no removable plate holder. It's essentially a blank canvas. Does anyone have any plans for the plate holder? I could really use some help! I am a decent carpenter, and I made quite a few dark boxes. I do 19th century mostly, the camera is of that era.

    Anyone?

    Thank you!

    Mike

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    Re: I need HELP! Making a camera back for my wet plate!

    Give this a try , http://davidharms.wordpress.com/2012...tplate-holder/

    Then you can take your measurements off the completed project

    This would allow you to use a standard 4x5 back.
    Questions and comments are always welcome

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    Re: I need HELP! Making a camera back for my wet plate!

    I make dedicated wet plate holders
    http://incameraindustries.com/

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    Re: I need HELP! Making a camera back for my wet plate!

    Jody, are your plate holders sensitive at all to the thickness of glass or other material used for the plate?

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    Re: I need HELP! Making a camera back for my wet plate!

    my holders take up to a 3.3 mm plate. thats thick enough for stained glass. tintype material and single thickness glass sheets work great.

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    Re: I need HELP! Making a camera back for my wet plate!

    I am going to be ordering one in couple weeks for 8x10, Jody

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    Re: I need HELP! Making a camera back for my wet plate!

    great!

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    Re: I need HELP! Making a camera back for my wet plate!

    its meant to read flat domestic shipping rate. My holders are close to a fairchild plate recorder but there are some differences.

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