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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    Do you have any contact info? All I know of Arkay is they fabricate stainless in Milwaukee. I don't know anything about the company. I have acquired old catalogs, most of catalog numbers are the...
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    I may have set in motion a chain of events that we all will regret! I do think I would have asked why the flying school guys only wanted to learn how to take off, and cruise. Not land!
    That's the...
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    Unless you use a one shot developer like Rodinal. You don't use the system everyday (or in my case every week) and don't want to buy, lease or pay demurrage on an idle cylinder that would sit for 24...
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    As you point out, professionally maintained, control strips, control of pH etc etc. I'm a great dabbler.
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    Maybe use a Steam tractor, set it in my back yard, run a belt to power my rocking print washer :rolleyes:
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    Hi Bob, is this a sales person? I definitely need to get with a customer service type.
    Best Regards Mike
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    I have 5 3005 Expert drums. They are fine. But they are a bit of a pain. Washing the film is up and down, or taking it out very carefully, putting it into a Kodak 4A hanger to wash. I have a...
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    Hello Mr Can.
    I'm over in Iowa, been following your exploits over time. I have 2 gallon tanks with a plenum. I have a bunch of 1 gallon tanks, beautiful stuff. Where can I get gas plenums for the 1...
  9. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    I gave up weed 40 years ago. I did grow out of it and I didn't have suppliers. The government getting in on this ruins it. The weed today is like Oxycontin compared to the pot of the 70's, stems and...
  10. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    I gave up alcohol, permanently when I was 57. My job had been "internationalized" I had spent over 5 years training PhDs from China and India how to do my job. Then I and several thousand other...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I agree. I took mine apart as I moved it all myself. Mine had the table on upside down and 180 off. Those lead weights are like a missile. Ready to break castings and more. My lead was bent by the...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I had to add a bit of threads to my leveling screws, I have carpet, nice carpet, that I'm too lazy to tear up. The leveling screws didn't retract enough. My machinist friend let me borrow his die....
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    fyi, i got my caps from fillmore container
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    Re: bellows factor app

    I carry a nice compact 8' tape measure and the little Kodak guides with all the little dial computers.
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    I have stored XTOL in absolutely full PET 1 liter bottles for well over a year. I think your wine bags might just be the best way to store. As long as you keep the air out while dispensing, the...
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    My guy just delivered 4 more (empty) Carlo Rossi 4 L jugs. I quit drinking years ago, I liked a good glass of a quality red wine. I enjoyed ales. In terms of booze, bourbon or Jack Daniel's Tennessee...
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    I don't recall. If you look there's a lot of online sellers Polyseal lids. I've only seen them in black
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    That brings back a memory. When I was in 8th grade (Nixon was president) I was determined to process my own Ektachrome, I bought E3 chemistry from Kodak. I had to make up 1/2 gallon of each solution....
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    YES, I have a good friend that drinks this swill, it's low alcohol which keeps the price down. He saves the bottles for me. I ordered some polycone phenolic lids. Works perfectly nice. The original...
  20. Re: Henry Paine camera repair (Stockton CA) closing

    Been there too. Not a lost lease, but big company eliminating every male over 50. I was cut just shy of 55. Thank God I didn't listen to our company's financial coaches, sure I funded retirement...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Here's what I think are the original casters 5/8 " stem, 3 inch ball bearing wheels.
    I have tried to load a photo having problems
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    Re: Flange Troubles

    Yes, WWI prompted standardization among the Allied powers. I remember, vaguely as a kid at a bicycle shop, an older mechanic said "the English metric and the French metric didn't always agree" not...
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    Re: Lina Bessonova

    I forgot. My great niece is going to be a freshman in high school this autumn. I gave her a Canon Powershot camera. She's using it constantly, she has a phone but she really digs the camera.
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    Re: Lina Bessonova

    You bet! I learned long ago not to underestimate anyone. I've been following Ms Bessanova for some time. I remember her finding that enormous enlarger, most people would have walked away. She rescued...
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    Re: Lina Bessonova

    I'm a smokin hot 64 year old balding man, who got the Covid vaccine this week do to my history of kidney disease and high BMI. So I've got that going for me.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    That's so awesome!
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    That looks great. I haven't changed anything on mine. I cleaned up the original chains, they are branded Whitney, same family as Pratt and Whitney. The chains were made in Connecticut (I think). All...
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    Re: Huge Lens Shutter & Adaptors

    Pretty cool. Where do you find this stuff :o
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    Re: Twin Lens 4x5 Sinar

    Very cool. That's two Ubers, the red standards, and the magnifier. Uberuber, Superuber, Uberzwilling?
    Again Very Cool!
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    Re: Up Off The Mat...Again?

    Well, I'm not trying to be political at all. The state I live in removed all mask mandates, indoor dining, everything a month ago. We have the UK variant going exponentially. We are close to last...
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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    I picked up a spare Metrolux II just in case. I used Beseler dichro heads for 20 years for color and black and white. Mixed magenta and yellow at close to constant neutral density. I bought a cold...
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    Re: Up Off The Mat...Again?

    I don't support myself with MY work. My wife however is an artist, she's had shows canceled, she still has sales. It's kind of a catch 22. She's trying to be ready for her exhibition, so she's...
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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    Metrolux II integrating timer. 2 channels, works with any light source, requires a photo cell, I have Zone VI VC heads with factory cells. Closed loop system.

    I've used a Gralab 451 and 450. For...
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    Re: Flutots Shutter Repair

    That's good news.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    The stand I have had been monkeyed with the table and the cranks were reversed, thus the table was on upside down. I confirmed this as Deardorff used L and R part numbers on the parts. It should be...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    To Tin Can's point about the lead weights, if you stand it up make sure the lead weights don't slide, you can break the cast aluminum attachment points, then as has been said you will be glum.
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    Re: Electronic circuit in D5 lens turret

    Throw it away before you get in too deep!!

    OK I have no idea, maybe for switching RGB filters for additive filtration for color???

    Simmons had a cool dual filter system for Varigam VC papers,...
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    Re: what makes this site so good.

    I think I have noticed more wisdom here. There's a lot of experience, in professional work. Something I've never tried to tackle. I've dabbled with darkroom, film, cameras for over 50 years. I still...
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    Re: Decoding Jobo Gear.

    There's only so many different tubes. Some are labeled differently. The 2870 is what you add to a 2830 to get a 16 x 20 tube. Or in theory 4 8x10s. If you take the same 2870 tube, this is NOT LABELED...
  40. Re: XTOL not mixing well and not working any more!

    Oh, yeah the original bad XTOL which the bag I got worked. I got a replacement, now the replacement is on the troubles list, so I'm supposed to be getting that replaced.
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