Round Plexiglass Diffuser for Cold Light Head

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  1. seadrive

    seadrive Member

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    Hi guys and gals,

    After doing strictly large format and contact prints for the past couple of years, I've started also using a medium format rangefinder. So, I'm now setting up my almost-30-year-old Beseler MX-II with my equally-old Aristo cold light head, which still works, remarkably! :smile:

    My problem is that I can't find the plexiglass diffuser that sits beneath the tubes of the cold light, so I need to obtain or make a new one.

    I've never worked with plexiglass, so... do I just buy a small sheet of 1/8" plexi and cut it to the (square) size I need, then cut/sand the corners until it's round? What do you use to cut plexiglass?

    TIA for any advice you can offer!
     
  2. Greg Davis

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    Plexi can be cut with a fine tooth saw or multiple scoring by a very sharp utility knife.
     
  3. pgomena

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    Take your measurements to a plastic outlet such as TAP Plastics and they'll cut it perfectly for a few bucks. Look in the Yellow Pages under "plastic fabricators."

    Peter Gomena
     
  4. seadrive

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    Looks like TAP's locations are all on the left coast, but I should be able to find a similar place here.

    Thanks, guys!
     
  5. ann

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    I have one , the unit has a broken bulb and i couldn't sell it that way and i kept it for parts, pm me and we can work something out if you wish. It was purchased from Aristo .