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Anyone know a UK metal worker?
« on: September 10, 2013, 10:49:20 AM »
Just bought a half-plate tailboard (see the I just picked up thread, page 5). I'd like to have a metal frame from a larger format cut down (laser or spark?) to fit 4x5 film size, but to still fit inside a book folder slide so that it looks original, but has the benefit of taking current film size.

I know that there is a camera machinist in the States, but I'm hoping to find one in the UK. Any suggestions, please? And before anyone suggests that I invest in a hacksaw and do it myself, I'm a firm believer in professional help and knowing my limitations. I've developed the 'concept' as contemporary artists say, now I need an atelier to realise my vision, as contemporary artists also require, as I understand.

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions. Other than "Go and buy a d*****l back".
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Re: Anyone know a UK metal worker?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 04:55:36 PM »
Many thanks in advance for any suggestions. Other than "Go and buy a d*****l back".

thankfully you'll see none of that here :)

good luck with finding someone to do the job!
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Re: Anyone know a UK metal worker?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2013, 08:28:41 AM »
Sorry for lateness of this reply ... But SRB griturn might be able to help?

They used to do this kind of thing I think: http://www.srb-griturn.com


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Re: Anyone know a UK metal worker?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 04:09:37 PM »
Hi Leon
Thanks for the reply. In the interim, I've managed to bodge something together myself. Now all I need is to try it out.
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