Among my hobbies, photography ranks high. Lately I’ve gone back to film, shooting B&W medium format. Then I got the bug for a large format camera with all the motions and selective focus. 5 years ago, one could find large format gear for next to nothing. But now… it’s becoming popular again. And the ebay prices are going up…
I really didn’t want to spend $1000+, so I’ve decided to build my own. To start, I figured I would begin with a pin hole 4×5 camera. You can see the design drawing here: http://a360.co/1U5HDb1
So far, I have the body built and finished. The back is next (it is detachable so it can rotate from portrait to landscape – so can be built separately). I’ll try to get some pics of the box as it is so far up soon.
In the end, I ended up with different wood than shown. I used maple on the box sides and a mixture of nicely figured curly mahogany and maple on the front.
-- I do this for fun.