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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    1/4 can be cold worked

    The thing is its a pita to replace it if ABS breaks.

    But you do have cutoff pipe to test with

    I am sure you can make something work
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I still think steel, as it's more fun to play blacksmith with a hammer

    and I can't find mine, but you know why...

    nice pic, in that hole
  3. Re: Graflex Series D 4x5 SLR Loud Shutter and Vibrations

    It needs shutter curtain repair

    But first read the operation manual and try again

    Good luck!
  4. Re: Clarence John Laughlin - Father of American Surrealism

    I would expect New Orleans had an unusual photographer

    At least one video is here, https://youtu.be/vVZUJqidwBU
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    Poll: Re: Poll: most used ULF formats

    I gave up arguing that 1/4 plate was as effective as 4 X 5 with lighter cameras, yet I shoot them only with sheet film

    But I do see my 7 X 11 as bigger than 8 X 10 because the Eastman #2 7 X 11 is...
  6. Re: Clarence John Laughlin - Father of American Surrealism

    I found a few of his books on Abebooks, gotta wait for the next paycheck

    Today got a 1966 Photographer's Mate 3 & 2 for light reading of it's 644 pages! Abebooks $10 delivered, name rank and...
  7. Re: Clarence John Laughlin - Father of American Surrealism

    Wow!

    I see what you mean, "he Staircase as Masks"
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    Poll: Re: Poll: most used ULF formats

    and 11x14 film is available year round
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Why not 3D print the brake shoes in some heavy duty plastic

    No felt necessary and can be trimmed to fit with a Dremel

    I bet Peter already thought of this...
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    I need a windup kitchen timer

    When I count, I count to 60 and add the minutes in my other 1/2 brain

    My Apple SE can be used if laid face down on something very flat, which then shows no light
    ...
  11. Re: Need Advice on 16x20 cameras and film from owners/users

    I am very slowly adapting a camera to 14X17"

    I have three 14X17 NOS plastic holders, very heavy and I chose 14X17 because X-Ray film is available and cheap

    My process camera being adapted is...
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    Usually Gralab out of sight of the tray

    Or if ad hoc processing without it, I silently count
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Ill try to find the ones I have

    From memory they had no felt, maybe 2x1 rectangles with 2 bends to slightly cup a post.

    They could be made from steel easier.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    My stand has no accommodation for the felt/aluminum brakes. I have them somewhere but might not find them many years from now

    Do you have the levers Jason showed in post 32? I don't.

    I set my...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Punker

    Interesting subject with good plates!

    We don't see that many like this
  16. Thread: My Dream lens.

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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Very nice TT

    and interesting!
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    Re: HC110 1:63 mushy flat negatives dilution H

    I know you solved your problem, congratulations!

    There is a limit to how little actual developer is necessary no matter the dilution

    Some years ago SergeiR tested extensively and published here...
  18. Re: Seek Late Victorian USA Photographers & Reenactors info

    I see I already have the clothing, haircut, mustache is in progress, do need a bigger vest and puffy white shirt. Got hats!

    I do like that tripod on wheels, I can convert things I have, but not...
  19. Re: Seek Late Victorian USA Photographers & Reenactors info

    C.S. Fly some say was only photographed twice, Here's one C.S. Fly
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    Re: LED UV Light Box: Build Your Own for Under $150

    Chicago June, https://www.globalshop.org/show/about/

    Then Vegas
  21. Re: Seek Late Victorian USA Photographers & Reenactors info

    Thanks Mark and Brian

    Notman for NOT ART, how fitting!

    Found this, but it's way too expensive for what it is,...
  22. Seek Late Victorian USA Photographers & Reenactors info

    Not Civil War era, 1890's

    I am a docent at John A Logan College Historical Village ---John A. Logan

    Looking for info and images of period photographers and how they dressed in the field, I...
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    Re: Best enlarging lenses

    Those were exciting days here on Earth

    I clearly remember Sputnik and how my 5 grade schools adapted or not. New Math, old math, new, old, new, I got pissed and just gave the answer, like it or...
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    Re: Best enlarging lenses

    Thank you Bernice

    Occasionally I do make enlarged internegs for 'negative prints'

    My lenses are good enough
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    Re: Best enlarging lenses

    If B&W paper is lower resolution than some film, what final product could be better?

    Emulsion on glass?
  26. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Yes, I do that

    and a good reminder to order more 7X17 and 14X17

    I have cut to as small as Hasselblad sheet film holders
  27. Re: Historical Research: Film stocks used by Arthur Fellig AKA WEEGEE

    Stuffing the reflector with parasitic bulbs

    I need to try that

    I have a Saltzman enlarger head with 25 Edison sockets and have considered finding a purpose

    A careful trial...
  28. Re: ChromaGraphica Double Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter - Friday 9 August 2019 Noon la

    Very cool!
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    Re: Starting with ULF

    Pere, you always suggest paper safes

    I worry PAPER SAFES may become rare

    and using them for tray development may ruin them for their original purpose and then be discarded into our ever...
  30. Thread: Single Travel

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    Re: Single Travel

    and no weapons drawn...
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    Sam Falk 1925-69 20K+ NYT Images

    Every Photo Tells a Story. His Spoke Volumes.

    Never heard of him until 5 minutes ago...

    Wow
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    Re: Bellows Material

    Bellows can vary by application

    Try this forum link first https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?142948-DIY-bag-bellows&p=1417728&viewfull=1#post1417728

    Even 2 sliding...
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    Re: Harman Direct Positive Images

    Yes, you did!
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    Re: Two Weeks, Two Workshops, Too Much Fun

    Wow, what a workout!

    How young are you...

    :)
  35. Re: Film back for Calumet CC400 4x5 view camera

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/matos-begin.html
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    Re: Graflex PH47 with AE 178

    Wow, very nice!
  37. Re: Greta Thunberg wet plate photos by Shane Balkowitsch

    Ditto

    Mr Dod seems to want to push our buttons
  38. Re: Where are the great shots? Am I a cynicist or a realist?

    Graduating age 51, Spring 2001, I spent real money to earn MFA from one of the most esoteric art programs in USA. By esoteric I mean it had no grading system and allowed any self determined course of...
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    Re: Bellows Material

    You will be back

    Good luck
  40. Thread: Single Travel

    by Tin Can
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    Re: Single Travel

    I have crossed South Texas off my escape winter map.

    That happens on both sides of the border.

    I gots stories.

    And I now camp in my backyard.

    Not kidding the new trailer is on the...
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