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    Drafting is another hobby of mine. I was just sitting and admiring my cameras one night when the idea for the enlarger popped into my head. I got out my drafting board, pencils and scaled rulers and went to town. The project would not be hard and would be fun to construct but I think I'll just keep hunting for a good used enlarger. Something will turn up.
    Thanks again for all the comments.

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    The advice to seek out an enlarger is a good one.
    That said, I made a simple, but functional enlarger using my speed graphic a number of years ago.
    I found a coffee can that fit over the opened hood of the grafloc back. I cut a piece of black mat board to cover the end of the can with a rectangle cut out to fit over the hood, taped it to the can. I spray painted the inside of the can white, and mounted a bulb and fixture in the other end. This was the light source.
    For a negative carrier, I took a funky film holder and removed the metal piece that separates the two pieces of film. To use it, the negative slid in just like you were loading a film holder, popped in the back just as if you were loading a holder to take a photo.
    I set it up on a table facing a wall, put the paper on the wall.
    It worked better than you would think, but was hardly ideal. I was using the same 127 ektar to enlarge with that shot the picture, and alignment was tough.
    If I were to do it now, I would make an led light source like others here have, and build a vertical structure the camera could mount to, with a baseboard and all.
    Unless you just wanted a project, it would be much less hassle to find a D2 somewhere. They are cheap anymore.

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    Wade, if you want to build an enlarger, then build a compact 5x7 enlarger, people may buy that!

    4x5s are aplenty.
    "Only dead fish follow the stream"

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    I got a line on an old elwood enlarger that looks promising. It's not complete but I can work with it. It appears to be a 5x7 so I can expand my horizons in the future. Hopefully this will pan out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    Wade, if you want to build an enlarger, then build a compact 5x7 enlarger, people may buy that!

    4x5s are aplenty.
    I'm not really in to designing enlargers but someone else may see this thread and run with it.

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    Got the old Elwood. What a beautifully crafted enlarger. I'm going to enjoy printing with it. Just have to make a mask for 4x5 for the 5x7 carrier and update the light source. Fun stuff!

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