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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 Base Plate Modification

    If you want the best "hold", you need to have a (minimum) thread LENGTH contact area equal to the width of the thread itself, ex : 1/4" = 1/4" depth, 3/8" = 3/8" depth, etc. Remember, these are...
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    Re: Working with Carbon Fiber

    Why not aluminum?
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    Re: Do you use 100% of a LF negative?

    I crop as needed. Even with young eyes, the ground glass sometimes doesnt show things a finished print (or digital scan) will post-exposure.

    Lately, my exposures have been much less frequent, but...
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    Re: Lee filter systems

    Get the lee screw in rings, wide angle variety(especially for the 150 on 8x10).

    The 150 might require the larger size filters, bigger than the 4x6 ones.

    -Dan
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    Re: Loupes Again, What Works for You

    I use a linen tester. Square corners so I can poke it all the way up into the corner of the frame. However with making 8x10 contact prints, shooting in bright daylight conditions I find myself not...
  6. Re: Setting up a darkroom inside a shipping container

    Hey Randy,

    That's a nice looking building, and a pretty nice price too!
    (My) inclination for using a shipping container is simply for something different, something easily transported. I have...
  7. Re: Setting up a darkroom inside a shipping container

    Indeed it is. Consider it being akin to choosing how you frame your home(metal frame, cinder block, wood frame, brick, etc) versus the interior dressage.

    My darkroom will be centered around being...
  8. Re: Setting up a darkroom inside a shipping container

    Hey all,

    Reading through the comments recently, I can still see using a shipping container as a darkroom, however, placing it under a source of shade(such as in a stand of trees) or alongside the...
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    Re: Tripod - Check Luggage?

    I have made a number of ABS or PVC tripod "tube" cases, with a section of closed cell foam inside, to help mitigate bumps.

    If you are not the DIY type, you can always go with an adjustable...
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    Re: Plumbing for jobo cpp3

    Freeze a few gallon jugs of water, and pop them in a holding bucket to cool the water down if it is too warm. Most households have a chest freezer in the garage or elsewhere, keep them in there....
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    Re: Anyone else here on Instagram?

    Yup!

    @stonephotogear
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    Poll: Re: Do you buy photographic prints / art?

    I only invest in what I enjoy looking at. This means I sell, but it's rare.
    I do not speculate on any sort of art. Well, unless I could get an original Moonrise for pocket change, haha.
    In my...
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    Re: Sticky Fabric om Harrison Tents

    When I first started up with building gear in August 2016, I purchased some material from a small cut & sew contractor up in the San Fernando Valley. They were the contractor that sewed many of the...
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    Re: Sticky Fabric om Harrison Tents

    Same theory goes with tents. Sadly, we usually see how quickly people go through tents and other goods made with PU coated materials.

    I have a tent that is easily 10-15 years old(I am the second...
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    Re: Sticky Fabric om Harrison Tents

    Will post it here, but I do want to observe the "no business posting" sorta thing, as I know the mods can be quite picky about such postings.

    -Dan
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    Re: Sticky Fabric om Harrison Tents

    Guys,

    Just an FYI on camera essentials items: DEET(or any mild solvent, airborne or liquid) will break down the silver coating on their items.
    Even the care card that is included with new tents...
  17. Re: Setting up a darkroom inside a shipping container

    Other option would be a wide-span style barn, sub divided into differing areas, one for sew shop, one for wood shop. Darkroom wouldn't be too hard to finagle in there I guess.

    House would be a...
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    Hi Caleb,

    Yes, I know there might be(seemingly to most people) "better" options, but to be quite frank, (I) find less limitations when I purposefully limit myself. This means contact printing LF...
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    Good thoughts, thanks for your reply :)

    Any darkroom setup as spoken about here would be built once a place to stay has been found. This thread is all somewhat hypothetical at this point and time....
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    Re: Best enlarging lenses

    What size prints are you looking to make, and will you be printing black and white or color as well?
    Just like taking lenses, enlarging lenses can get people into heated arguments rather quickly :p...
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    I know Randy :) , I was just reposting it because I find that build quite amazing. Yes, not cheap indeed. However, as stated in the video, THAT property will equate to 6000+ sq ft. under roof when...
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    When I was speaking about berming up around where the container would be, I was thinking something that would have a roof atop it, spanning the entire "hole" between the berm walls(either rammed...
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    Well I'm not hoarding food, but ammo, water filters, and azo paper :p



    True, but I would like to separate the darkroom from the house.
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    THIS ^^^

    I know most people desire "this and that", but to be completely frank, I DO NOT. I desire less, and with less, to in turn be able to do more. Simple methodology, simple equipment. Focus...
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    Re: Satellite phone recommendations?

    Perhaps look into a SPOT GPS locator/messenger device:

    https://www.findmespot.com/en/
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    Hey guys,

    Good points all round, thank your for the thoughts.
    While watching(for the millionth time it seems) the video(below) of Edward Weston (darkroom starting at 20:00 mark), I look at his...
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    Kentucky is on the "to go and experience" list for sure. Building Stone Photo Gear into an entity that can operate nearly anywhere is the goal, as I want to work from "home". So having the...
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    Thanks, I'll look him up. My intention is NOT "off grid" as my power requirements for my sewing shop( Stone Photo Gear) and future woodworking exploits will require more juice than solar panels can...
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    I still feel like I'm 18 most days, all I want to do is play :rolleyes:

    -Dan
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    Yes, I would definitely avoid Nashville. Having lived the majority of my life in Los Angeles, I am done with big city(even though I have been more in the eastern 'burbs' of LA). I'm done with...
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    Hey Fred,

    Yes indeed, PLENTY of ventilation. Since containers have doors in one end, I would use the end with loading doors for the darkroom side, so I could crack the doors open at night.
    I...
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    Played around with some stuff in sketchup this evening just to suss things out a bit, mostly for myself. Thought I might as well share though.

    -Dan

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    The plan would be to do any conversion work(doors, windows, plumbing, etc) once the bare container has been dropped and positioned into its final resting place. I wouldn't try and hide anything from...
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    Good thought Bob, and thanks for the reminder! Currently, the list is topping out with Tennessee and Idaho. Of course, with Idaho, I would have higher probability of heavier snowfall and cooler...
  35. Setting up a darkroom inside a shipping container

    Hey everyone,

    I've had a hairbrained idea for some time now, and I wanted to toss it up here to hear opinions, and thoughts.

    My current plan is to make a permanent exodus from California in the...
  36. Re: Arca-Swiss Discovery - New Version of It?

    It's just my preference, some find base tilts perfectly fine, I just prefer center(axis) tilts. So I choose which cameras I use based on how I work with them(or not, thus selling them, haha)

    -Dan
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    What focal length lenses do you use?

    The Arca uses base tilts, not center tilts. It is more of a working style preference.
    Having owned 2 Arca swiss monorails in the past, they are beautiful...
  38. Memorial for Michael A. Smith *Sunday April 14, 2019*

    Hi everyone,

    I spoke with Paula this morning, and she asked me to remind people I know and interact with that the memorial event for Michael is tomorrow, Sunday April 14, 2019 from 2-4 pm
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    Re: Michael A. Smith has passed away

    Hi everyone,

    I spoke with Paula this morning, and she asked me to remind people I know and interact with that the memorial event for Michael is tomorrow, Sunday April 14, 2019 from 2-4 pm
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  40. Re: Casa Solid Satin Twill Fabric for Dark Cloth

    Hi Mike,

    Having spoken directly with Gore(as I would gladly implement their fabrics in my own lineup of Stone Photo Gear products if it they were simpler to source than I explained), I questioned...
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