Replacement darkslide material?

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Nick Zentena

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My 70mm graflex back needs a new darkslide. I doubt the Singer sewing machine company will still have any in stock so what do I use to make a replacement?
 

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I've bought replacement darkslides of the next size up and had them cut to fit roll film backs that lacked them. Do this if you can't find any of the proper size.
 

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You can modify a 4x5 slide with a razor knife & straight edge if you can determine the dimensions. The 4x5 slidecuts like plexiglass, Just score it & bend on the score & it will snap clean. For length you need to be alittle more careful since you're going a right angles to the grain of the material.
I just use gaffers tape for a handle.
 
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