Thanks. Maybe I have been watching too much Antique Roadshow and was notnsure about refinishing the wood. It is on my 5x7, which I have taken out to shoot with eversl times in the four months I have owned it. I will try to find leather to rebuild the bellowsmon the 8x10. Both cameras are Rochester Optical Empire State. The 8x10 dates between 1893-96 and the 5x7 between 1896 and 1903. The plan is to keep they shooting, with dated and modern glass, as I can afford it.