I just found a 5x7 Speed Graphic at a local camera store for $75.00 I love this camera. The focal plane shutter works at all speeds; I dont know how to test for accuracy. Its complete and all I need is to make some lens boards and start shooting. The leather is starting to pop up in many places and is pretty beat up. Has any one stripped one of these and restored it by just sanding/refinishing the wood or how easy would it be to rewrap it? Are there any sources out there for replacement focal plane shutter material? Mine seems to be light tight but is dry and not pretty. I want to maintain the use of the focal plane thereby allowing the use of cheaper barrel lenses. Im going to send it off to Camera Bellows in the UK for bellows replacement using there synthetic material. Mine have pinholes and are dry; any fix would not last long. Im assuming there is mahogany under all that leather. Im worried what the front of the drop bed would look like stripped. I can see some cotton padding in there. Will the focus gear be visible when the leather is removed and I decide not to rewrap? Any help on this camera would be appreciated.