Added to the body. There will be two holes drilled where the cross marks are. That way I can screw this part on.
Now I have to weld the film plane together.First a square piece of aluminum is cut with a 60mm square opening in the middle. Two sides are also cut and welded on.
The walls are very thin on this part so I have to make to welds as fast as possible to stop the parts from melting and/or warping.
Here it is right after the welding.
The top is machined flat and the corners are ground smooth.
This part will eventually become the film advance knob.
I make lots of small pieces of hardware. Including shafts, bushings and the camera strap mounts.
Here is everything I have made up until now.
Now its time to make a back door and hinge. I cut three pieces of aluminum tube and weld them onto the body.
Here is the door closed.
Here is the door open.
This part will become part of a viewing window that Will be added to the back door so I can see the frame number of the film.
Here is the finished part. It slides back and forth to open that window.
Adding it to the back door.
The finished back door.
All the welds smoothed out on the hinge.
How the door looks from up high.
This is the pressure plate that will keep the film flat. The two leaf springs are made of a saw I cut up and then bent into that shape. The plate itself is a very thin sheet of brass I cut and drilled a hole in.
I turn the thing black to cut down on light that can reflect around.
To hold the door closed I use magnets. I use three magnets on the body and three on the door.
The inside is painted black.
This parts are what will be holding the film spools. Its made of a steel shaft, a brass film seat, a M3 screw that has been rounded and had a slot filed down the middle and a small piece of brass that has been hammered into that slot.
Here are all the internal components installed.
I also made a little camera strap mount on the lathe that screws into the sides of the camera.
This is the lens I'm using. An Agfa 85mm from the 50s.
Here is the whole thing completed!
The Finished Product!