Man, The Tool User, Part Two
In a previous post I wrote about my neighbor Luke that created a tool that allowed me to breathe new life into an old lens. But in order for me to use that lens, I needed a lens board that would mount to the 8×10 Deardorff camera. I was lucky enough that this brass lens came complete with the mounting flange. I rang up my neighbor Mike of Tinkering Monkey, an amazing wood worker and modern problem solver, to see if he could put together a lens board. To my delight, he said sure, and on the spot, started taking measurements and fed them into the computer that controls his laser cutter. Ten minutes ago, he had no idea what a lens board was.
Two layers of walnut, mounted flange, rounded corners and it looks like it was born that way. Perfectly fits the look, fit and finish of the camera. Mike was especially proud of the brass, slotted screws he picked up at the hardware store.