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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

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    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...
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    Well maybe Burns-O-Matic, :o

    Midtone Rapid Color Processor
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    Ah, two important lessons, wheel diameter limited by the leveling screws, and paint. I think I'm pretty much decided on a good clean up and a bit of oil. I'm trying to take this at a leisurely...
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    One more thing I didn't know. Double pumper shutter. Packard? I love the sync!

    I have a Packard that came with a 12 inch f4.5 Wollensak (came with my V8 I found in a junk store) I'm looking...
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    Re: New Ilford film came unsealed

    I had a 100 sheet box of Fomatone arrive from B&H this week. The label was ripped. It hadn't been cut, looks like a simple shock in shipping. The other end tape was secure. If I sent it back, Foma...
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    Will do, thank you Sir.

    Looks like a very simple task for my new friend the machinist. This guy can do anything he puts his mind too. Like walking into a fantasy movie. His shops are about 15...
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    I removed one from the rear standard. It looks like someone lost the front ones. I went to a local machinist who ordered a piece from Mcmaster Carr. He's going to make me 3 or 4.
    Here's the part,...
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    I need brass shims for front standard. Appears to ben1/83/164 7/8 inches. Any suggestions?
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    I need brass shims for front standard. Appears to ben1/83/164 7/8 inches. Any suggestions?
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    I have figured out how to remove center bellows.
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    I can use it with a 12 inch lens for 1/3 life size no problem. Still lots of puzzles to solve. :o

    All comments and advice will be much...
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

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    Question, I picked this up last week. A Deardorff 11x14 commercial camera. Has a rotating 8x10 back. According to a 1939 Deardorff document the 11X14 will take a 13 inch lens as minimum...
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    Re: Glue For Bellows

    +1 for the Goof Off. 3M makes a citrus (limonene) based solvent type adhesive remover, expensive and potent stuff. Goo Gone works too and I buy it in tiny bottles. It's natural, but I keep it off my...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Now with picture :confused:

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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I just bought one of these off Ebay. It's not a match, I figure I will bore the hole on through, should fit ok then. It will do for now. It's from a Delta power tool, 1/2 " bore. Looks like maybe...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Mcmaster Carr has everything. Good tip.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Closest thing I find so far are wheel cranks for milling machines. I have time to see what's out there.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I will check my bellows dimension. I'm trying to not replace my cables. My unit has a brake on one side, and a screw on the other. I'm really trying to not take the stand apart. Everything is...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I agree with you 100% on the if it ain't broke part. As long as I don't get too assertive I think the bellows will work. They are dry. I'm wiping them with distilled water with, just a little bit of...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Mine has locking screws. I'm just going to see how it works as is. I've got plenty of work cleaning up the camera for now. I know a couple machinists that can make anything, I'm trying to avoid...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I got the camera off the stand today. Two 3/8" captive thumb screws hold the camera to the deck. They are the same as I see on Tin Can's upside down picture. I got the old lens, convertible working...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Ha, yeah I can't imagine shipping these things back in the day. I did a little more research. The building I took this out of was built in 1922, at that time it was on the Lincoln Highway, going...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Home!

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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I got the #4 Ilex shutter firing on all speeds. I used Kodak movie film cleaner, trichloro-trifluoro,ethane (CFC-113) , stuff really cleaned it up. Used about 30ml. The lens element that came...
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    I bought a 4x5 Beseler in 1973, the godawful blue paint. If the unit says "Universal Colorhead" on the filter it's probably pre "70's Blue" .
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    The longest lens I have is a 14 1/2" Ilex in a big #5 shutter.
    There's a Turner Reich convertible with the camera, the front 2 lens elements came unglued, literally. No damage, I suppose I can...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I have a nice old V8, I heard about this, almost didn't call. I got interested when I saw the overall height of the stand was under 8 feet, and the camera is in much better shape than I suspected. ...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I bought this today, building goes way back, somehow miraculously this fellows negatives are at our local history center. The camera has a 8x10 revolving back, but I suspect it's an 11x14 camera. The...
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    Re: Xtol - Distilled vs Filtered water

    I operated water stills in the 1980s. They are a pain, the steam generator gets so caked with lime. We used formic acid to clean. If all you use pure water for is developers, pretty easy to buy.
    I...
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    Re: Xtol - Distilled vs Filtered water

    I worked in chemistry labs for too long. We did a lot of elemental analysis, specifically, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, manganese. .... We ran the tests using atomic emission / absorption...
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    Re: Xtol - Distilled vs Filtered water

    The current product should work the same as before. I use reverse osmosis water. This eliminates most of the dissolved minerals. High dissolved solids and iron can be a problem with XTOL. ...
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    No problems.
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    Re: Contact printing light source?

    I like this idea too. Could be any sort of lamp fixture.


    An enlarger with a dichro head like a baby Omega or Beseler 67 would be awesome. Still it takes up space. Your idea of a box with a...
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    I've got Hewes for Jobo/Paterson columns, and yes there's no better reel. This type should work fine on this setup. A caution, the weight of the SS reels may be an issue. I've found the plastic Jobo...
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    Paterson reels are 1/3 the price of Jobo. The AP reels shown, are very popular, inexpensive. I use Jobo reels because of my processor, but they are finicky until you learn the nuances of loading,...
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    Very nice. Looks like you are almost ready to try a couple units in the real world. Will you be using a formed cover? Since it's low voltage do you need any agency approvals to sell?
    I'm amazed at...
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