walnut 5×7 holders
Saturday the 13th. Weather is still too bright and dry, so retreating into the cool, dark shop once more. Had some walnut left from the camera so decided to make a dozen new 5×7 film holders. While Fidelity plastic holders are relatively inexpensive, they sort of feel like it. I’m tired of the odd and inconsistent way they mask film rebates, of darkslides binding in the slots, of the film gate springing closed when loading and scuffing the film, of the bulging and warping in weird spots, of the extra dust plastic attracts. It’s not terribly exciting making holders in a small un-exotic format like 5×7, but it’s considerably more tedious than making big ones. Parts need to be thinner, tolerances are tighter. But I love the format, and this project diary will give me the chance to make notes in real time, instead of trying to remember every little trick or setup after I’m done.
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