Replicating a tattered focussing hood for a R.B. Graflex B 4x5 camera.
As can be seen, the original hood was cracked beyond repair. The above image shows the surviving leather stiffening boards put back into the location where they belong. The pattern of the folds and stiffeners is plain to see. Note that for visual effect the brown inside of the boards is shown (the back has a thin canvas covering that held them in place); this means that the boards on the sides (the complex pattern of six parallelogram and triangle shapes) has been swapped over.
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