habemus emulsionem

Discussion in 'Silver Gelatin Based Emulsion Making & Coating' started by CRhymer, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. CRhymer

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    Dear PE et al,

    Well, my four year old and I have just put our first contact speed azo-type emulsion in the fridge.

    Coating day is Saturday.

    Will keep you posted.

    Cheers,
    Clarence
     
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    In the words of George Eastman himself "Let us pray for the emusion".

    Oremus.

    PE
     
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    PE:

    Was this your 5,000th post?

    If so, quite appropriate, I'd say. :smile:

    Matt
     
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    Sounds like a good day for the homebrew emulsion crowd!
    I wish I could report something positive like this, but I'm just too busy and broke to play with AgNO3 et al at the moment :sad:

    Good luck with the emulsion, and let us know how you get on.
     
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    Who is counting Matt!

    Maybe it was all blather. It depends on who you ask I suppose.

    BTW, the name of this thread sounds like something from a Harry Potter setting rather than an emulsion making setting.

    Maybe they are both magic.

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    Emulsion good. Coating bad.


    Actually it refers to whether ortho or panchromatic smoke issues from the chimney.

    I did a test coat of three sheets on Sunday. Not bad, but I need to secure the platform a bit better. Oh yes, and I forgot to carry the one, so the blade was running short of emulsion by the end of a 14" strip. The portion that was covered exposed and developed rather well.

    More coating tomorrow.

    Speaking of forethought or lack thereof, I found myself with three coated sheets in the darkroom and no place to dark-store them wet, so I could open the door.

    Cheers,
    Clarence
     
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    Clarence, I did that once and had to have my wife come to the rescue and turn out all of the lights to let me out of the darkroom. When I started yelling for help, she thought I had gotten hurt and almost charged into the darkroom, so I had to hold the door shut and explain what I wanted to her.

    Good luck to you and thanks for the update.

    PE
     
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    Haha. BTDT as well... my darkroom is in the loft, so I finished up putting the still wet sheets in an old paper box while I went downstairs to borrow my sister's hairdryer, then going back up and blow drying the sheets!
    As usual, hindsight is always 20/20 :smile:

    Anyway, glad to hear you got some results.