Progress and a new ETA
As you all know, April came and went - and I apologize for being sparse on updates. Long story short, I'm hoping to ship kits in the 3rd week of May. The third and final set of laser cut parts are incoming, and about 95% of the hardware has been acquired. The biggest delay has been on my part - there are a number of finishing processes that must be done before the kits are complete. This includes several routing, sanding, and beveling processes that are each done by hand. And once I graduate (commencement this Sunday!), I'll be able to devote 100% of my time to the project, until graduate school that is. Until then, here are a few assorted photos of the progress so far!
Photos (top to bottom): 1) Pieces with 45 degree bevels - these are routed individually to fit flush with the mirror plane. 2) Side pieces with shallow channels to allow use of the late-type Polaroid back. 3) Various stages of the light seal routings for the Polaroid back adapters. The bare parts are given a rough routing, then sanded flush. 4) This are just two-thirds of the parts!