On week 2, the building of the daguerreotype fuming/sensitising box had progressed at 50%. All the parts were cut out into its respective panels from the CNC in the previous week had been sanded down.
Laser cutting the acrylic sheet (one of my favourite tools) on the laser bed, where frames of plate holders were made to accommodate smaller sized plates. I had made 2 types; traditional plate sizes, and modern plate sizes.
For the traditional plate sizes, the 5″ x 7″ aperture would go down to half plate and quarter plate; and the modern plate sizes will go down to 4″x5″, 6×9, and 135 film plate size.
At this point, the sliding panel (where the placement of the plate, had been placed again onto the CNC router to open the aperture to place the 5″x7″ plate. After all 6 sliding panels were machined, its corners were chiseled to clear the space and to clean up the edges.
Tomorrow will be another day to do the rest of the bits and pieces.