It can be tricky. Roman had clamps in the past, he's had pre ordered clamps (shiny ones) and now clamps that come with the graflex
I have a collected almost every version. I only need to test it on one more but this is what I came up with
Roys cover fits a vintage flawless
Romans pre order clamp, the square holes line up perfect. The long oval needs some filing. Here's a picture for example
Again this isn't the end of the world to me, unlike many other people flipping out over stuff. A simple rat tail file on romans clamp and you would never know the difference
What I need to figure out is how to make it tighter. It seems the pre order clamp is a little smaller in diameter
I filed the section on the fold of the clamp cover where the lever screws through to try and make it fight tighter but no luck... next weekend I'm going to cut the fold Tabs off and try some kind of bonding material (e6000, epoxy something) to glue the cover to the clamp
Again this isn't me knocking anyone's product, to me it's not a big deal. And I think many members forget that there's some elbow grease you have to put into replica making. It's not all "plug and play"
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I put my clamp cover from Roy on my new Roman Graflex the other day. All of the holes lined up perfectly for me including the slot with rounded ends. There was very slight bulging on the sides, similar to Halliwax's picture above, but not quite as pronounced as his. Not enough to notice when assembled.
Not that anyone cares, but on a custom saber I put one of Roy's covers over a shapeways-printed acrylic clamp repro and it worked fine.
Still cant decide if I like the stamped or cut lines better on the cover. I like the look of the cutouts, but even when tight, you can kind of pull and bend the lines around when on the clamp because theyre so thin. I would think the screen used one would have a few of those bent from so much use, unless it was glued down really good.
But then how do you get those thin lines glued down without excess coming out from the cut grooves. Even double sided tape would eventually get gunked up in the exposed grooves.
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I have Roy's debossed clamp cover from his first run and I thought I would prefer the cut style, but now that I have the debossed one on my RE flash I REALLY like it.
I also wanted to say I tested Roys cover on a larbel graflex and it fits pretty good
Also I think it roys color matches perfectly
i think the color of the clamp matches perfectly
I tried to cover all the bases.
Picked up both versions of Roys covers.
If worse comes to worse ive got a roman clamp without the graflex logo.
Could the problem be that some people are bending the tab at slightly the wrong spot?
Im guessing if the tab is bent slightly too high it will not fit tightly.
I would suggest using something flat to brace the tab while bending it.
But you do have several volunteers who are willing to help so that these awesome shrouds can once again become available.
And I believe I speak for all in saying we'd be perfectly happy with uncoated shrouds.
Also, if it is preferable for me to just buy a batch from you outright, and then me handle subsequent individual payments, I think I could accommodate a batch size of about 15 to start. The USA proxy will have to be able to deal with individual payments anyway to cover the re-shipping costs...
Roy, I use Shippo to ship things internationally for my side business. It's an app through Shopify so it might not be available outside of that platform but it auto fills the customs forms for me. There might be something similar out there to ease the pain of shipping hundreds of shrouds to us cretins.
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It could also be a result of the pressed grooves (on the pressed groove version, obviously) creating some resistance and forcing the sides to bulge just a smidge. I wonder if the laser cut version has the same effect.
I;m using the laser cut one and yes, I can press on the sides and make the middle bulge a bit.
My naked MPP will appreciate that
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