Some initial Plans

So to start with I drew up some sketches on paper. Then found this great trial software, Inventer Light from Autodesk, the AutoCad people. Those drawings will come later since I am figuring out some of the detailed mechanical parts with it.

I decided I would build the camera out of Cherry and either Stainless steel or Aluminum. I am leaning toward aluminum because it is much lighter and once anodized will be quite strong and durable.

Materials Aquired:
Dimensional cherry in 1/2×3 and 1×2 sizes – Aura Hardwoods
Leadscrew and nut for a focussing mechanism – Triangle Tool

Tools Acquired:
10 inch bandsaw – Sears


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