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  1. Re: Source needed for KCN, potassium chloride

    Itís a restricted chemical but most chemical suppliers will sell to you with proper requirements. Best to contact them directly.

    Try https://www.mileschemical.com/ or https://www.laballey.com/
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  2. Re: Source needed for KCN, potassium chloride

    Fun fact: KCN is used in electroplating process. ;)
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    Re: Cutting Aluminum Sheets

    Glad you took the press advice.

    Make sure you clean the backside of the plate well prior to plunking it into your precious silver bath. Oil/grease with deleterious FOD tends to have legs when it...
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    Re: Troubleshooting, or What the Hell Is That?

    Just shoot film. (j/k :rolleyes: )

    Try wiping down the plates with alcohol prior to pouring. I know the problem stated was specifically the Lund plates but if that helps we can assume similar...
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    Re: Troubleshooting, or What the Hell Is That?

    Can't offer a solution but note the direction of the striations are the same for each image.
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    Re: Subtle blue tint

    Sorry Ari, I can not attest to other fixers. He mentioned KCN for fixer and pigment blue is a byproduct of the oxidation process of ferrous ferrocyanide salts.
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    Re: Subtle blue tint

    Usually this one. Rinse plate completely prior to KCn.

    Developer (acidic) + KCN fixer = Prussian Blue and Cyanide Gas. :eek:
  8. Re: ChromaGraphica Double Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter - Friday 9 August 2019 Noon la

    Received my 8x10 and 5x7. Some assembly nit with the 8x10. The tape wasnít cut cleanly, nothing a sharp razor canít handle.

    Looking forward to trying it out soon.
    206811
  9. Re: Verito 22 1/4 inch Extension Lens Serial Numbers?

    Very interesting indeed. I just checked mine and no numbers.
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    Re: handling precautions?

    I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, when he said, ďI drank what?!Ē - Chris Knight
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    Re: Film from Aero roll film

    https://youtu.be/2HxnHZcpiYM

    Saw this last week.
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    Re: Cutting Aluminum Sheets

    I use a paper guillotine cutter for home and my cuts are all over the place, corners are bent upwards too. My fitting tolerance is loose in the holders - plates aren't exact size to be sure. However,...
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    Re: Cutting Aluminum Sheets

    Depending on your motivation for square cuts try a proper metal shear press.
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  14. Re: Equipment needs, cameras and lenses. Making, buying, adapting

    For larger plates, put one of these is a plastic storage bin.

    https://www.amazon.com/images/I/41wpj3I3W+L._AC_.jpg
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    Re: Cloudy silver bath, is it usable?

    I hope you meant "cloudy" because "blue" means something else in the process, occasionally smelling like almonds to some genetically disposed practitioners. ;)
  16. Re: Kodak Alaris sells of paper and chemical businesses

    https://pisces.bbystatic.com/image2/BestBuy_US/images/products/6875/6875429_sa.jpg
  17. Thread: old film

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    Re: old film

    Just curious what was your result.
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    Re: New Ultra-Light Chamonix 810 Camera

    :cool: WOW! :cool:
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    Re: studio space problems with soft boxes

    Congrats on the new house and blessings from your wife in continuing her support for your photography.

    Have you looked into wall mounted booms or a ceiling rails?
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    Re: Wet plate collodion spectral sensitivity?

    https://contrastique.blog/2012/04/22/the-big-collodion-test/

    https://contrastique.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/compplatestext-small.jpg

    Have your sitter wear UV lip balm for an interesting...
  21. Re: Equipment needs, cameras and lenses. Making, buying, adapting

    Glass from Home Depot are not 1.5mm smaller. I can cut glass plates to size but I'm clumsy and I have sensitive skin. :rolleyes:

    Big hardware store glass plates are convenient. Buy it, open it,...
  22. Re: Equipment needs, cameras and lenses. Making, buying, adapting

    Ake holders FTW!

    Won't win the lightest holder but super durable and a pleasure to work with. Shame he stopped making them, I yearn for an 8x10 (real size).

    Incidentally, Chamonix are film size...
  23. Re: Deardorff S11 11x14 on an 8x10 Ansco Stand?

    Good info. Thank you!!!
  24. Re: Deardorff S11 11x14 on an 8x10 Ansco Stand?

    I've gotten use to seeing images on the ground glass upside down so no need to flip it. :rolleyes: :cool:
  25. Re: Deardorff S11 11x14 on an 8x10 Ansco Stand?

    Ahhh…. Thanks Peter!

    I just noticed there are receiving threads on the bottom of the S11 (1/4-20 maybe). I will make a longer platform to give me more breathing room on the front and secure the...
  26. Re: Deardorff S11 11x14 on an 8x10 Ansco Stand?

    I was thinking about the tilt option to with the jack. It will depend if you actually use it in practice - Iíve not yet seen itís use in mine.

    You can certainly locate all the rack knobs behind...
  27. Re: Deardorff S11 11x14 on an 8x10 Ansco Stand?

    My stand bipost hits the front controls preventing it from racking inward. The front platform of the stand has a lip preventing the camera from sliding forward when using the rear platform crank...
  28. Re: Deardorff S11 11x14 on an 8x10 Ansco Stand?

    I've got that set up. The front controls gets in the way of the bipost, especially when using short lens. Weight is not an issue.
  29. Re: Historic Sources Online Books Preferred

    Indeed, great books. Though, grains and drams still makes me stumble sometimes.:o
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    Re: Wet Plate - A Beginner's Experience

    As far as the amount Dunniway says about 5-10mL for a liter should be sufficient.

    Still an option to consider if available and I only mention because Ari might know someone - best to know options...
  31. Re: Taylor-Hobson Cooke Series II Portrait Anastigmat 12.75" F/4.5 lens query

    Fantastic! Thank you Steven.
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    Re: Wet Plate - A Beginner's Experience

    Find someone who does wpc near your area, ask for a few ml of used silver nitrate, drop it in to your freshly made silver bath, then carry on. :cool:
  33. Re: Taylor-Hobson Cooke Series II Portrait Anastigmat 12.75" F/4.5 lens query

    Michael,

    I'd be interested in his info if you have it and he is still arounf - I've got a Cooke II 13" that has a sticky aperture ring. PM me if you can.

    Thank you.
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    Re: Wet Plate - A Beginner's Experience

    Best wishes to your new adventure. I'll keep watching this thread.

    Good luck with MiL.
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    Re: e-Bay and my first sale

    Bought a $50 item on E bay. Got tracking info from seller via e bay. An empty envelop arrived. Filed a claim and e bay said they can't do anything since a tracking number was provide.

    That was an...
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    Re: e-Bay and my first sale

    It’s a 21-day interest free loan to E bay provide by the Drew Bedo Bank. :)

    I’d like to get a loan application please. Thank you.
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    Re: Collodion and Chemical Suppliers

    Iíll let Mr. Coffer explain...:cool:

    https://www.johncoffer.com/Myth_Busters_files/MythBusters05-20100121.pdf

    https://www.johncoffer.com/Myth_Busters.htm
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    Re: Collodion and Chemical Suppliers

    Others have tried 190% ethanol successfully, I've not.

    https://www.amazon.com/Ignis-Bio-Ethanol-Fireplace-Fuel/dp/B00KZ0IL4M/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=bio+ethanol&qid=1592111015&sr=8-1

    Use...
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    Re: Where to Work - At Home, Kids, etc

    Got a hatchback, station wagon, or a pick up truck?

    This southern lady does it in her trunk. I'm sure eventually you will take it on the road someday. :)

    Make it a dedicated wet plate wagon.
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    Brass mat alternative

    "Once completed, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and some tintypes were usually sealed to a brass mat and cover glass, thus preventing dust and fingerprints from marring their delicate image surfaces."
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