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dwerg85
07-25-2012, 04:15 PM
Had a nice windfall yesterday. While cleaning up the storage at my job we ran into a gifted old enlarger that was a bit too old to use.
More fun for me cause i just turned it into a new camera.

I can get about a 6x6 image out of it without modifying anything and i get to use some homemade paper holders that i already had.

Looking to make it a bit more use friendly now. A way to put it on a tripod etc.

Bottom images are the camera. Top is negative and positive test shot.
http://i.imgur.com/xsM0P.jpg

benjamin_wooten
07-25-2012, 05:42 PM
I had a little block of steel machined with three holes - one to allow the block to slip over the monorail rod, a second tapped at 1/4-20 for the tripod socket, and a third little oil hole to lube the bit if it needed to be slid up or down on the monorail. Everything is clamped on with a single allen bolt that fits into the groove on the underside of the rod.

So far, so good!

dwerg85
07-26-2012, 12:05 PM
That's probably the most elegant way to go about it yeah. I'm thinking about clamping a plank with a tree nut in it on the bottom there where there's another one of those white nut handles.

renon
07-26-2012, 06:20 PM
Excellent recycling and good first results.