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    Quote Originally Posted by imazursky View Post
    I think its called a daito or a rabid....I have to brush up on my This Old House for the correct terminology.
    dado and rabbet

    Quote Originally Posted by imazursky View Post
    My only recommendation is a very sharp table saw blade. If its not, you will chip the acrylic.
    Good advice for any material.

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    I am also about to do this.

    One thing I have found is that it is a lot cheaper to buy acrylic clip frames than it is to have the acrylic sheets cut to size. If you can find clip frames of the right size for you that is.
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    Thanks David for the correct spelling.
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    The homemade unit will give you grief in use because the surfaces
    are smooth and the paper will want to stick to it when immersed in
    the developer and fixer. The big advantage of the Nova is its use
    of textured walls to prevent this from happening. By all means give
    it a try if you have the time and skills and inclination, but you may
    find that a homemade unit with smooth walls causes you enough
    trouble to drive you back to trays, or to Nova.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolleiflexible View Post
    The homemade unit will give you grief in use because the surfaces
    are smooth and the paper will want to stick to it when immersed in
    the developer and fixer. The big advantage of the Nova is its use
    of textured walls to prevent this from happening.
    I was contemplating that myself. (I have no experience with either a "real" Nova slot processor or a home-made equivalent.) Perhaps adding some small ridges or bumps to the dividing walls would help minimize these problems. You'd need to use some sort of glue that'd stay put in photo processing liquids. I'm sure a browse through a hardware store would turn up something that'd be suitable for this purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srs5694 View Post
    I was contemplating that myself. (I have no experience with either a "real" Nova slot processor or a home-made equivalent.) Perhaps adding some small ridges or bumps to the dividing walls would help minimize these problems. You'd need to use some sort of glue that'd stay put in photo processing liquids. I'm sure a browse through a hardware store would turn up something that'd be suitable for this purpose.
    There is a similar problem with the Paterson Orbital in that you have to "roughen" the surface by use of a Dremel (or similar tool) or some have used spots of glue. I'd advise searching APUG for "Orbital" to get the best info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolleiflexible View Post
    The homemade unit will give you grief in use because the surfaces
    are smooth and the paper will want to stick to it when immersed in
    the developer and fixer.

    RFXB
    That's simply false. My "homemade" ABS unit has wall that are textured on the inside and smooth on the outside. Furthermore, with FB I plan on using a holding sheet, ala the Nova FB processor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imazursky View Post
    I built one out of 1/4" acrylic bonded with an acrylic solvent and reinforced with epoxy.
    Before i put the sides together, i used my table saw to cut half the 1/4" width into the side.
    I think its called a daito or a rabid....I have to brush up on my This Old House for the correct terminology.

    Anyway, the processor worked great until i loaned it to a friend and never saw it again.
    I purchased a 4x8' sheet of acrylic online, it was about $100. IIRC, I was able to get 3 11x14 slots out of it with plenty left over.
    Its a fun project to take on. My only recommendation is a very sharp table saw blade. If its not, you will chip the acrylic.
    It may be possible to cut a dado or a rabbet with your DAITO??
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    If you use silicone like that for aquariums for gluing, maybe just adding strings of that to the inside will be the simplest way to make the ridges.
    /matti

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