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  1. #101

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    I've been working on the AM of this 1949 Stewart Warner console for ages. Only radio that has ever beaten me (so far). And it's just AM, which means I have to be a whole other kind of incompetent boob if I can't find this piddly little problem. But I can't and that's a fact. I wish I knew more about a 12AT7 am-fm circuit. These voltages are not making sense, and I've gone through any of the resistors. I think some knucklehead (not me) has put the wrong slug in the oscillator coil.

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    Did CLA on a new to me Betax #4 with a 7 1/2" Velostigmat series II. It's within 5% at all speeds and the glass is gorgeous. Wondering if I should modify the front element to add a swirlator adjustment.

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    Fixed my Waterman Hemisphere fountain, replacing the damaged medium-point with a fine-point Kaweco nib. I couldn't see paying over half the cost of the pen for a nib "assembly."
    Truzi

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    I don't fix my photographic equipment, I have an agreement with the camera technician who services my
    gear not to,and in return he agrees not to shoot any pictures.
    Ben

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    A week ago I cut a section of 3mm thick plexi for my wista as a protection cover for a sheet of gridded ground glass. (Non standard setup) but then I decided to pop in the scratched up standard wista fresnel and draw a grid line onto that plexi to compare. The replacement clear glass grid is $50-60. It looked ok with a super fine point sharpie but then i decided to etch the lines in with a light press of an exacto knife. It looks pretty nice now after I removed the sharpie and the lines are very thin and clearly viewable at all angles. Only problems is that 3mm is just slightly too thick but it screws in ok, and the cut lines don't make a nice smooth surface for sliding a loupe around.

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    We have a house that was built in 1904. The door knobs on the interior doors are all the kind that you screw on to a square spindle and then put a set screw in to hold the knob in place and keep it from unscrewing. The latch on the door in the kitchen that leads to the mud room stopped latching. Took the knob apart (it was a total of four screws, including the set screw) and the problem was readily apparent. The spring that pushes the latch out was broken and wasn't springy any more. Took 3 measurements of the spring and a trip to the local home improvement store. The new spring is in, and the knob is as good as new.
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    There are eight ways to put a slide into a projector tray. Seven of them are wrong.

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    Love the creativity of these old large format camera's...
    Made a lens out of a magnifying glass and had to verify the old Focal Plane Shutter in a 1950 Pacemaker. Did some shutter tests, and then took some preliminary 4x5 shots, developed and made some more adjustments, as I understood the F.P.S. better, in using it.
    Now needed to really test it out in the field, but had run out of 4x5 film, and didn't want to wait for shipment... so... hmmm..
    Cut two foam boards to the size of a 4x5 film holder, and out of these, cut out the interior of this rectangle, to the size of a 3x4 film holder, that I had film for. Rubber cemented these two together, and then using black matte board cut, two pieces for top and bottom. The bottom piece, larger on the interior of the 'U', so to form a ledge. This way the 3x4 film holder would slide in flat, and not try to dip toward the lens.
    Ha ... Worked great, what a fun work around...

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    Replaced the rewind crank assembly on my FM2n. Now have the correct part installed...

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    Did a few more things in the past 24 hours. Got the second MD-2/MB-1 working. Discovered that the frame counter hadn't reset properly. Did it twice (spun it down to zero, then slid the rewind button cam upward), and it now works properly. On the FM2n, just changed out the shutter speed dial collar with one that's less worn and straightened the shoe enough that my SB-24 will slide into it. Still need to have the top cover straightened. Shoe sits at a little bit of an angle and there's a weird dent where it says "FM2". May just source a different top cover for the camera.

    -J
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    We only hear of peoples successes on this thread, we never hear about their failures, of which there must be many, because modern cameras and lenses are such complex optical.and electro mechanical devices that they were never intended to be user repairable.
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