Well, I’ve been in a holding pattern the past few days on the Asanuma base plate. Need to get out in the cold and buy some parts for the mounting system. The plate itself is dimensioned and milled. Just need to get to Ace for hardware.
And, while at Ace, I’ll be picking up parts for the long-mothballed Seneca View 8×10 project camera. When the Asanuma base plate is done, the work ceases until the bellows come in. Unfortunately, I haven’t sent the original ones off to Sandeha yet. I’m the bottleneck. So, I have to move on other projects.
And, since I have no time for the projects I already have, I picked up a new one, too:
A beautiful Eastman Empire State #2 whole plate view camera, complete with extension rail, sliding tripod block, and just about everything it needs. Just some minor repairs and TLC for this one – new ground glass, some rail work, refinish, polish the brass. And a new handle.
‘Cause I need more projects.