I did the drilling by hand after gluing without any problem. I describe it in my tutorial here:I too am looking for any pre-disaster advice on the drilling.
Thanks to you...Now I want to get started on my ESB, too :wacko
Looks very good. Job well done.
Do you have some advice on drilling the holes for the T-track screws into the Graflex? Did you use a drill press or have you done it "free hand"?
I did the drilling by hand after gluing without any problem. I describe it in my tutorial here:
It was done free hand with my DeWalt, using the freezer as a workbench.
I drilled after the T-tracks was glued in place, which will keep the drill bit from sliding. I drilled twice. First with a smaller drill bit. It was really no problem at all. Just take your time to make sure you are drilling straight. You will be fine.
But what I do think many make a big fuss about is removing the beer tab. I did not use a dremel as many do (and risk scratching the flash). I simply used a pair of cutting pliers and it popped right of. Took me two seconds. I have only tried this once so I cannot guarantee that it will work every time, but I think it should.
In my tutorial I explain how I did it.Is there any specific place to position the T-tracks (I mean more accurate)? Like should one be lined up with the clamp or anything, or is it pretty much wherever?
I plan to do the wampa cave ESB, if that makes a difference.
Yep, they're deformed and squashed, like they were melted or something. I've brought this up a few times and no one seems to have an answer. It's not a trick of the camera, as the other track are spot on...and this was a pretty clear direct shot with the camera.Do the 4 o'clock and 9 o'clock t tracks seem a bit nubby? I mean severely cut down?