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    Re: Metal Film Sheaths: how to make them?

    A magnet will tell you right away what kind of metal it is, I seem to recall the sheaths in my bag mags and grafmatics were aluminum.
    Bending the tabs would require a sheet metal bending brake, if...
  2. Re: Daydark Street Postcard/Tintype Camera Repair, Safelight Filter Replacement

    I'm with pacviewcam, unless rubylith has changed, there should be a
    backing / carrier that you peel off the the film and apply to whatever you're masking.
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    Re: Cordless telephone for darkroom

    If you're adept at soldering and taking things apart you could replace the LED's
    in a new cordless phone with LED's of the right spectrum for paper,
    or remove / black out the LED's if you're tray...
  4. Re: Rethreading screws (the search for replacement screws)

    A machinist should be able to cut threads of any kind either with single point threading or with a thread cutting die after turning a blank.
    How badly mangled is the screw ? if the screw is damaged...
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    Re: What enlarger is this from?

    They look like parts for a Omega E3 or E4 5x7 enlarger, the negative holders are probably the hardest
    parts to find for Omega E series enlarger.
    ...
  6. Re: Need some help identifying a Beseler Accessory

    They're part of a wall mount bracket for the Beseler 45 enlarger
    https://www.freestylephoto.biz/8239-Beseler-Wall-Mount-Bracket-for-45M-Enlargers
  7. Re: Need some help identifying a Beseler Accessory

    never mind found out what they are.
  8. Need some help identifying a Beseler Accessory

    Cleaning house , what are these brackets ?
    I know they're for a Beseler 45 series enlarger, I think they're
    a wall mount bracket but I'm not sure since all the pictures I've
    found show a one...
  9. Re: Restoring a Kodak 2D, need some split rivets... Where?

    ruilourosa, try looking for split rivets from luggage or hand bag suppliers in your country, you might even try
    shops that do leather repairs.
    JimC
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    Re: Collodion websites closed

    This link seems to work, takes you to Amazon -
    https://quinn-jacobson.squarespace.com/chemical-pictures-book/
  11. Re: (Micro-Mark Mega Mini R8) Milling machine for fabricating parts... advice needed.

    Glad to hear you purchased a mill, metal working tolerances can be as accurate as you want to work in.
  12. Re: (Micro-Mark Mega Mini R8) Milling machine for fabricating parts... advice needed.

    Any class these days will be oriented towards the latest and greatest. 3D printing, CNC.
    None will teach you to work with your hands and use your gray matter. It all relies on
    what the you do with...
  13. Re: (Micro-Mark Mega Mini R8) Milling machine for fabricating parts... advice needed.

    I think you need to do more research on hobby mills before dropping dimes on that Micromark mill, LMS
    has a very similar mill with slightly larger table on the Y axis ( front to back ) but sans the...
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    Re: Gears for DIY extension rail

    You may want to try Stock Drive Products too -
    https://www.sdp-si.com/
  15. Re: Thornton Pickard Imperial restoration project

    I think that item in the "clean" picture is a tilting tripod block, I can just make out the pins
    for the legs on the notched circular part.
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    Re: Sheet Opal Glass sources ?

    They're cheapie eBay UV LED strips, who knows what the actual wavelength is, but it does expose the photo polymer that I have.

    The heat I'm referring to is from the LED chip itself, the individual...
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    Re: Sheet Opal Glass sources ?

    Acid etching is out, I looked at samples of acid etched and acis washed glass at a glazier today and it was like ground glass

    Plastic is my fall back, but I'd rather not because of heat rigidity...
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    Sheet Opal Glass sources ?

    I'm building a UV light box and eons ago I used opal glass sheets as diffusion
    for backlit animation art, anyone know of a source of optical or near optical grade
    opal glass .1875" ish ( 3/16" )...
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    Re: How was a Kodak Colorama made?

    "...use of a pool on the sixth floor of Kodak B28 where wet 20-foot transparencies were dried overnight. "
    That would have been a sight to behold, I have to wonder what the rigging that was involved...
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    Re: A new $50 adjustable iris?

    Not much in the specs dept , the leafs of the iris would need to be pretty thick to support a lens and it would need a
    locking mech which this doesn't have.
    If ya got $50 bucks to burn....
  21. Re: Cloth For Bellows and a few other discoveries I made

    Actually the best glue to use with the BK-5 fabric is HH-66 vinyl cement from RH Products Co. Inc.
    McMaster sells it in quarts. Work always intrude on my leisure stuff.
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    Re: Auto Graflex - manual of arms and tips needed

    I believe bag mags will work too.
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    Re: Dual Focusing Mechanism

    one more for the mechanically inclined -
    https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/2a/2e/04/e0b7670cbcf3c6/US4482221.pdf
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    Re: Dual Focusing Mechanism

    Planetary it is -
    https://www.quora.com/What-is-coarse-adjustment-and-fine-adjustment-in-a-microscope
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    Re: Packard shutter bulb replace???

    You're probably going to spend just as much doing a DIY , Packards $16.50 sounds a little high for just the bulb
    but it's worth it in my opinion just to keep them going.

    in regards to hose,...
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    Re: Repairing enlarger counter balance reel?

    Ebay is always a good place to look for hardware, glad you found a direct replacement.
    McMaster is also a good source too.

    There different purposes for spring balances, not just for windows, an...
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    Re: Repairing enlarger counter balance reel?

    Kinda late to this thread, the tape balance is a separate unit inside the housing, if yours broke at the D ring it's a good chance any spring energy
    has been unwound, but it never hurts to be...
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    Re: Some thoughts on bellows making

    Finding thin materials for bellows is daunting task, there is probably a mill that makes such a such light tight cloth
    for outer coverings but it's such a niche product you'll need a secret...
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    Re: Tuning up the old Kodak 2-D 8x10

    The rack is a brass plate, with the rack teeth stamped in a arc, if you cant see any teeth then it's stripped or the plate is missing, since the gear teeth are steel
    the stamped brass rack doesn't...
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    Re: Tuning up the old Kodak 2-D 8x10

    ic-racer brought up a good point, if you're talking about the back and not just the sprung gg frame
    check the pins and the tab holes for the pins, the holes in the tabs may be worn oval and the...
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    Re: Tuning up the old Kodak 2-D 8x10

    You can add what you want to make it functional for you, since you're looking for function and not resale as an antique, if that means adding fluid levels go for it.
    Adding another tripod hole is...
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    Re: Mickey Rooney, ulf photographer

    Don't forget Mickey Rooney was a pretty small guy !

    Judging by the knobs it's probably a Century Studio
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    Re: B&H No Longer Shipping Chemistry

    If it's a UPS regulation it's UPS's own lame way of protecting themselves for their own gorilla-like handling of packages,
    I recently had an order of materials for work that arrived with one of the...
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    Re: B&W King Caution!

    Len and Labrat have excellent suggestions, I'll add to Labrats washer suggestion that there are star washers ( aka tooth lock or lock washers )
    meant to grip the nut and surface when tightened,...
  35. Re: Did I Just Burn 8 Sheets? Accidentally Opened Exterior Box Halfway...

    IF the inner box was seated well and the film pouch was neatly cut to open and the end folded over
    after the last time you loaded film, you should be fine.
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    Re: A set of grafmatic questions

    Seems you answered most of your questions by searching this forum and the Graflex forum.




    There have been some incremental changes to Grafmatic holders, I have a few that don't need to have...
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    Re: Questions on E6 kits

    I'm not sure what the Fuji/Hunt E6 shelf life is of the stock ( undiluted ) chemicals are and how well they
    stand up to time past the expiration, but two of the components of old Kodak E6 kits, I'll...
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    Re: Incoming Saltzman!

    Thanks Randy !
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    Re: Incoming Saltzman!

    Congrats on the score Randy, a quick question about your Saltzman since it's apart, what's the
    measurement of the opening above the cropping blades and the opening
    below where the negative carrier...
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    Re: Century 9A Restoration

    Brass finish on 2D's varied by the years they were produced, later one's like my 1945 one have a matte finish on the brass, I have a 1901 vintage one
    where the brass was mirror polished.
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