Notes E18 3D Printing
The show starts off by explaining why downloading the Homemade Camera Podcast will help your love life (9:15) but then move almost directly into 3D Printing and the technologies available to the camera builder.
The Korean watchmaker 3 Hands Studio (https://www.instagram.com/3hands_studio/) is mentioned (42:00) and while it is not mentioned on the podcast, his exposed clockwork cameras are very worthy of appreciation (https://www.instagram.com/p/BqeKNXdBvMT/).
Ethan talks about his new camera design that is a follow up to the Cameradactyl that was so hugely popular on Kickstarter (45:45).
They next discuss metal cutting methods in the goal of developing a 6X12 roll film back for a 4X5 camera (1:04:40) and why laser or water jet cutting might be too expensive for a small batch camera. In the process Nick tells us about a Flatter or Top Tool and why you need a big hammer in the tool bag if you want to make a camera.
Nick asks Ethan about where the Butter camera that goes with the Buttergrips is (1:19:00) and Ethan tells us about how the Cameradactyl got its colors. Then they talk about why three cars are better than one, or maybe not.
Nick’s friend Philip Greene (https://www.flickr.com/photos/philipgreene) has been getting some good results from Harmon Direct Positive (1:34:05).
Graham starts rambling on about Lumenography and the Lumenboxes he’s been making (1:42:00). He gives credit to Joterman (https://www.instagram.com/joterman/) and to Nicole Small (https://www.instagram.com/joterman/) for providing inspiration and technical information.
The mystery of how Graham and Nick met and how the two of them met Ethan is solved (1:51:00)!
The books for this time around: A Lesser Photographer (https://www.amazon.com/Lesser-Photographer-Escape-Focus-Matters-ebook/dp/B07HXNFB1M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547430667&sr=8-1&keywords=a+lesser+photographer). And Camera Technology: the Dark Side of the Lens (https://www.amazon.com/Camera-Technology-Dark-Side-Lens/dp/0122875702/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547430742&sr=8-1&keywords=the+dark+side+of+the+lens).
Nick shouts out to Brian Cuyler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bbcuyler) on Flickr.