Lasercut-Template for Hasselblad 500 EL/M Body Leatherette

Template for (laser-)cutting your own replacement leatherette for the body of an old Hasselblad 500 EL/M camera.

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Template for (laser-)cutting your own replacement leatherette for the body of an old Hasselblad 500 EL/M camera.

I measured the whole camera using a simple ruler and a lot of guesswork and recreated the dimensions and shapes in Inkscape. 
After lots of test-prints on paper, this is as close as I could get to the real measures of the camera. The parts were then lasercut from leather and glued onto the camera using All-Purpose-glue(UHU).

Some parts like the front still need improvement, I invite you to adjust the parts as needed for your camera - drop me a line if you found improvements or major faults, so I can improve it further.

BTW: When lasercutting thin leather, I'd recommend taping it to a piece of MDF using double-sided tape, so it wont curl, shrink, or move to much during cutting(because of ventilation/heat). 
Oh, and open the windows, burning leather stinks.

Materials and methods

Sheet of leather

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    Hasselblad500 Elm Body
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    Version 1 - Feb 14, 2014

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Mini img 6160Florian L. published this design ago