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Old April 1st 11, 08:08 PM posted to rec.photo.equipment.large-format
David Nebenzahl
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On 4/1/2011 9:40 AM Cheesehead spake thus:

2. A new bed
Perhaps a nice redwood or fir, not certain which.
Difficulty level: 6


Just to address this small part of your speculative project, don't use
either one of these woods. Too soft (although some fir can be fairly
dense and strong). Mahogany, the choice of most camera makers, is really
no heavier but is much stronger and harder. Also readily available
everywhere, and better-looking too.


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Old April 3rd 11, 12:21 AM posted to rec.photo.equipment.large-format
Richard Knoppow
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"David Nebenzahl" wrote in message
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On 4/1/2011 9:40 AM Cheesehead spake thus:

2. A new bed
Perhaps a nice redwood or fir, not certain which.
Difficulty level: 6


Just to address this small part of your speculative
project, don't use either one of these woods. Too soft
(although some fir can be fairly dense and strong).
Mahogany, the choice of most camera makers, is really no
heavier but is much stronger and harder. Also readily
available everywhere, and better-looking too.

Cherry has the advantage of being resistant to
splitting when working. Higher priced cameras, like the
AGFA/Ansco ones were made mostly of Cherry. Mahogany was
also widely used but was cheaper. The Burke & James view
cameras were made of Maple. You can probably find all sorts
of information on hardwoods and their relative merits on the
web. What you want is something that is resistant to warping
and splitting but has good strength. Weight is probably a
secondary consideration. I agree that none of the evergreen
woods is suitable.


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