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    Its just one more step after the success in getting the negatives. In the mean-time you can pick up equipments for your darkroom like, enlarger, timer and so on.
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    Thanks for the encouragement, friends. Most of the would-be darkroom space is already fine. I have a U-shaped wall with shelves on the long side and electrical sockets on all three walls. I'm going to need a sink with a line that runs to an existing drain as well as the removal of a florescent light that is in the way of the wall I need to build. Add a couple tables, install a safelight or two and a ventilation fan, put in the enlarger and I'm there.

    My goal is to have complete control of the artistic process without ever having to sit at the computer.

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    I am afraid you may have to sit in front of the computer, at-least to present your work here in APUG. ;-)
    OM-1n: Do I need to own a Leica?
    Rolleicord Va: Humble.
    Holga 120GFN: Amazingly simple yet it produces outstanding negatives to print.

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    I still use the uutility room off my kitchen for a darkroom. I develope film and wash prints in the kitchen sink. Having a dedicated DR sink is over rated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwreich View Post
    Most of the would-be darkroom space is already fine.
    Good! That makes things a lot easier.

    Quote Originally Posted by rwreich View Post
    Add a couple tables
    My printing space is also a small (8' by 9') office. I set my enlarger up on the L-desk (after moving important papers safely out of the way) and set up my trays on a 6' collapsing table—one of those that folds in half in the middle.

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    install a safelight or two
    Spend a few bucks on a Delta 1 safelight bulb (or similar). I use the 11w version bare, pointed into a corner of the room. It works in any standard screw-type household socket.

    Quote Originally Posted by rwreich View Post
    and a ventilation fan
    You have such a thing? Hm! I've actually never used one… Given, I can see where it would be a very good idea if you're in a small, enclosed space for a great deal of time with lots of open chemicals. Even standard B&W fixer can get to be a bit much. Erring on the side of safety can't be bad.

    Good luck with it all. It sounds like you're having a great deal of fun already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hgernhardt View Post
    Good! That makes things a lot easier.


    My printing space is also a small (8' by 9') office. I set my enlarger up on the L-desk (after moving important papers safely out of the way) and set up my trays on a 6' collapsing table—one of those that folds in half in the middle.


    Spend a few bucks on a Delta 1 safelight bulb (or similar). I use the 11w version bare, pointed into a corner of the room. It works in any standard screw-type household socket.


    You have such a thing? Hm! I've actually never used one… Given, I can see where it would be a very good idea if you're in a small, enclosed space for a great deal of time with lots of open chemicals. Even standard B&W fixer can get to be a bit much. Erring on the side of safety can't be bad.

    Good luck with it all. It sounds like you're having a great deal of fun already.
    Thanks for the advice about the Delta 1 safelight bulb - I really am enjoying this, and as of today, I'm 2 for 2: Click image for larger version. 

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    Your post on the 1st made me smile Every time someone says they've just developed their first lot of negatives, particularly with "Success!" attached to it, I vicariously re-live the first roll of film I developed only a few short years ago.
    Congratulations to you (and on your "2 for 2"!) and thanks for the memories!

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    Thanks, Molli! Take care...

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