Continuing my progress on preparing to do 4×5 daguerreotypes. The camera currently only has a “hat shutter” so I have been looking at available shutters for my large lens – the only new one available seems to be the Packard shutter. This item, still made by the son of the creator is available for $850 in the size of interest to me. Time to save up, time to watch ebay, time to let the design ideas start disturbing my sleep again.
I also made a trip to Home Depot today for a domestic repair item and picked up some JB weld for bromine testing. Maybe that will be rugged enough to line fuming boxes with sheet glass. I’m also planning on testing some for adhesion to a scrap of textured PTFE I have left over.
Three day weekends are great.