Anyone out there built their own 8x10 enlarger? i know that Adam's had an overvi ew in his book, what are some of the problems you've encountered? I have drawn up plans to build one out of an old c-1 from old strings on this forum, thanks q uang-tuan, i envision it mounted to a tripod base which is attached to a large m etal toolbox with locking casters, and a light source bag bellowed to the back o f the camera that is secured to the top of the toolbox. I would like to use the camera for it's original purpose as well but can see a problem with removing the ground glass everytime i need to enlarge. I know this sounds complete but what light source? i hate cold light and want to make big prints, how do i secure ver tically designed condensers for a horizontal enlarger, are spare vert condensers cheap? And what about the light source, I'd like to buy one, but if i have to learn how to build and regulate and cool and diffuse a halogen source i will. I don't want to but i will. I've heard of using a aristo cold light source, but do es it put out enough light? I am desperately addicted to large format and am tir ed of contact prints only, also if any of you want to give a underpriviledged ph otog your used devere, eseco, or other such 10x10 it would be greatly appreciate d. hey i only live about 40 miles from eseco, do think i could find a factory re ject in their dumpster?