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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I have the two frames that can be switched in and out, one of them the bellows look terrible. I also have a, I'm guessing 40 year old new replacement bellows that were never installed. So I'm not...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I'm lucky that the bellows I have are functional. Having said that I would like to have new bellows at some point. Custom Bellows sounds like the place to go. I need to get in touch with them. I am...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Well I'm qualified as a fool for the foolproof test. Yeah, this was pretty high end stuff in the day. I'm going to need to remove my ceiling fan. I can't raise the bed more than about 5 feet off the...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    My chains are going behind this little idler gear. I knew it looked stupid when I did it I just thought I had it right. One of these days I will make it look like this (the way it came to me)...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    This is how they are supposed to be. I couldn't find this picture until about 2 am this morning. This is Not how my chains currently run. Mine thanks to my misinterpretation of other pictures go...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Update #?? The stand is working perfectly fine the way it is. Like Tin Can describes, I only need 2 fingers to turn the crank to raise and lower the unit. If it ain't broke leave it alone and make...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    This morning at about 1:30 am, I found the pictures I took of the chain routing. The good news is I get to take the chains off again, I routed them behind the idler gears. I thought this was crazy,...
  9. Re: Covid-19: Ilford factory in Mobberley shutting down for now

    I've got plenty of film and paper. I will be saving my meager earnings to buy more Ilford products. I do think I will send a short order for some sheet film. No panic purchases.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I'm going ok now. I put my chains on before I put the table back on the poles. I was obsessed about having the same number of links above the gear. On one side I simply removed the big casting from...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Thanks Randy, once I got it into my head that the chains aren't lifting anything, I went to work adjusting the rollers. Now it's going up and down like the counterweighted windows in the 1900 AD...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    OK. This makes sense. I am going to disconnect the chains or a chain. I'm still not sure of the routing, I'm doing what the fellow did before me.. Clearly the chains are fighting each other. If I...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I have my stand back together. I think my chains are 1 or two links off. One side chain is slack the other side taut. I don't know how to adjust the rollers. I think I have the chains routed...
  14. Re: Disinfecting Film, Cameras and other Photographic Equipment from Viruses

    My wife is trying to scare me away from buying camera equipment. I ordered some Fuji E6 chemistry from Unique in NJ, right in the heart of the outbreak. I'm careful, but I don't want these guys to...
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    Re: Troubleshooting enlarger won’t focus

    Should have mentioned the lens cone pictured is 12 inches in length. For making reductions from 8x10 negatives.
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    Re: Troubleshooting enlarger won’t focus

    Yeah, in the good old days there were big cones for making reductions from large format negatives, huge extension tubes. Here's a Saltzman lens cone offered by glennview . That lens is a darn nice...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    That's beautiful felt. I have asked a friend to, ask his wife, if he can come over and help me with the chains. He a licensed Mechanical Engineer, but he's the son of a fellow who worked for 50 years...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    This is a great project for our current dilemma with this dammed virus. I have the posts back on, adjusted the set screws so the posts straight and true. Got the table on. Cleaned up the chains, ...
  19. Re: Ilford 908 Filter and LED Alternative for RA-4?

    I use 4 Thomas sodium vapor safelights in a reasonably large darkroom. The DUC filters in the outer vanes. It takes about 10 minutes before your eyes really develop the "dark vision" (something to do...
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    I wonder if the virus will shut down everything for a time?? I can get by fine for a while. Things have changed so fast!
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    Re: I'm curious: HP5 Neg came out in color

    When I was a kid I once thought our black and white tv was getting a fuzzy distant station in color. I think I was just hallucinating from a fever :rolleyes:

    Who knows, maybe Epson has some...
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    I got a nice lens board from Zbigniew earlier in the week, finally took the time to mount this nice 'ol lens. Fun way to spend my time. My machinist is hoping to get to my part so I can get the...
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    Re: Zone VI 8x10 vs. 5x7 picture

    The 8x10 carrier is a glassless tray that pulls out between the light source and the big adapter cone. It's a great setup. I will need to look later, the carrier may be part of the light source.
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    Zone VI 8x10 vs. 5x7 picture

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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    Holy Moley, that's beautiful! Good idea with putting the flange back. I got a 8x8 board from Zbigniew today. I showed my wife. She was impressed. My camera is coming along, I have a section of...
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    I am missing two of the "swivel feet" on the leveling screws. I solved the problem of the feet dragging on the carpet. I threaded the 5/8th inch leveling bolts. Now I can retract the screws about...
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    Look at what came today. I felt it my duty to help stimulate the Japanese economy. :rolleyes:

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  28. Re: Ilford Darkroom Printing Survey 2019 Results

    It's good that Ilford will be putting instructions for beginners on YouTube. There's some great info on YouTube, Darkroom Dave (Butcher) is one of my favorites. However there's some less worthy...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    One observation, the room is 9 1/2 × 12 feet so enlarger is about 28 inches from the sink. :-) That's bigger than my 1st darkroom.

    I think the original 1 bedroom apartment setup sounds more...
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    I'm making slow but steady progress. I found a Deardorff 6x6 board cut perfectly for my #3 Copal, 360mm Nikkor W. What a beautiful lens.
    I'm waiting for a part for the stand.
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    Re: Using a recessed lensboard backwards

    I've used a Calumet CC-400 recessed board backwards worked fine. That's a pretty simple board, not sure how this would apply to other makes.
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    Re: copal #0 stubborn screw

    I took off the cover of a 1940's era Ilex shutter to clean. Got it running like new. I used a tiny amount of removable Loctite to reassemble. I don't know what they used in the 40's in the US but...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Wow what a piece of machinery! I got the lead weights out without bending them. Holy moley those lead weights are heavy. Now clean and repair a couple things.

    One thing at a time.

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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I've put up a couple pictures. My current theory is in the process of shortening the poles, some poor unfortunate set the stand up, the weights went sliding and bam, broke the casting.
    Then they...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Thanks, I will take all the advice of all you experienced folks.
    I have a great friend who restores cars and tractors. He will help me. I have a 4x8 foot flat bed trailer that I can use to move...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Well, so much for me not wanting to take the stand apart. If you look at the photo of my outfit you will see that the left and right huge aluminum castings are REVERSED. Instead of the elevation...
  40. Re: Midtone Machines - Automatic Film Processing Machine

    Well maybe Burns-O-Matic, :o

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