Building a 7x17 inch ULF camera

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Lachlan717
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 02 Jul 2013, 17:33

smbooth wrote:Where do you get CF sheet, and how do you cut it?


Got it from eBay seller, performance_group_composites (http://myworld.ebay.com.au/performance_group_composites/&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2754).

Ended up going with 4mm sheet (going in to the base, and possibly in the rear standard to reduce some weight). I wanted to go with 3mm; however, getting a decent 3mm router bit proved too difficult.

CF is reasonably easy to work with. Lighter weight sheeting can be cut with a decent blade (Titanium edge is good). I'll be cutting this with a jigsaw, and then throwing away the blade. You need to cover the cut with masking tape to stop tearing, and it's a good idea to wet the sheet and/or wear a mask as well. Once cut, you finish it off with 400 Grit sandpaper.

Lachlan717
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 25 Jul 2013, 18:35

Okay. Finally made a start.

Here's the dry fit of the base plate. Hope to glue it tomorrow.
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Andrew Nichols
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Andrew Nichols » 01 Aug 2013, 19:50

Get on with it!

Andrew Nichols
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Andrew Nichols » 01 Aug 2013, 19:50

Get on with it!

Lachlan717
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 01 Aug 2013, 21:31

It's getting there.

Base plate's done. Carbon Fibre's a PiTA to cut...

Should get on with rear frame tomorrow.

Lachlan717
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 08 Oct 2013, 16:06

Started on the rear standard.

6mm Aluminium, 1/2" drill.

Dumb blonde Trades Assistant.
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smbooth
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby smbooth » 09 Oct 2013, 16:36

Multiple holes!! Thats doing it the hard way. Can not find anybody with a mill?

Lachlan717
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 09 Oct 2013, 17:23

smbooth wrote:Multiple holes!! Thats doing it the hard way. Can not find anybody with a mill?


Plenty more to drill…

My Old Man works up at Puffing Billy in the sheds, but he's so far avoided helping me.

Still, learning heaps and getting ready to go on to the 8x10 after this is done!

smbooth
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby smbooth » 10 Oct 2013, 12:53

As we fathers get older we get smarter...

Lachlan717
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 10 Oct 2013, 13:26

Sometimes attributed to Mark Twain:

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.


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