Building a 7x17 inch ULF camera

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Andrew Nichols
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Andrew Nichols » 11 Jan 2013, 23:11

Pps don't buy a bench saw from carb
My mate did and then bought another from a firm in Sydney as there $1000 or so models a bit rrrrruff
I will get the name for you
But it's a nice saw. And a lot safer.

Ps goodonya

Lachlan717
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 08 Mar 2013, 07:54

Right. Back on track and reckoning day.

Today, I cut the Blackwood and start on the wooden rear frame. Hopefully, my jointing skills are up to it.

Still amazed at the beauty of the Blackwood… To the point where I'm shit-scared to make the first cut.

Luckily, though, I have two really top quality Trades' Assistants to help me!

Hopefully some photos later today on this.
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Lachlan717
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 08 Mar 2013, 15:19

Right; 2 frames done. One bigger than the other (and coincidentally, one smaller than the other) to make best fit for bellows/back.

Got some gluing and then sanding to do, but these should get me going.
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Alastair Moore
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Alastair Moore » 08 Mar 2013, 15:58

It's shaping up! Can't wait to see the final product!

Lachlan717
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 08 Mar 2013, 16:29

Turns out my Trades' Assistants promised the world and didn't even give me an atlas.

Didn't make me a coffee, didn't get me a pie from the milkbar at smoko, and didn't fall for the "get me a left-handed screwdriver" gag.

Guess they are blondes...

Andrew Nichols
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Andrew Nichols » 08 Mar 2013, 20:32

Nice Blackwood
Just used some for sculpted bookshelf.

Lachlan717
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 08 Mar 2013, 21:12

Andrew Nichols wrote:Nice Blackwood
Just used some for sculpted bookshelf.


I now actually think it's QLD Walnut...

Andrew Nichols
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Andrew Nichols » 10 Mar 2013, 09:27

Wood does change a lot from tree to tree.
Apparently the only way to tell the difference in species of the ghost gums in blue mt is to get up the very top of the canopy and see the differences in flowers in spring!

smbooth
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby smbooth » 15 Mar 2013, 10:53

Or the nuts.

Coming along nicely Lachlan.

Lachlan717
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 15 Mar 2013, 13:44

Don't forget the Operculum...

Hope to do some more work this weekend.


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