Okay, I've done something bordering crazy. My neighbor gave me an 18x24 vertical copy camera, and I've decided that it would make a great enlarger. The bellows are in good shape, and it has a Goerz lens of unknown focal length. Well I stripped it down to bare frame(still weighs over 150lbs) and built a light mixing chamber out of 19mm plywood. I moved the fluoresent light box(12 18" tubes) to the top of the chamber, so far so good! I placed the vacuum negative easel to where the light box/stage came from, this is now a vac. easel. My only concern, is how to make the neg. carrier. I think I am going to build a drawer for the bottom of the light chamber, and use different size masks for my negs(sounds simple).
How far above my negs should I have my diffusion glass? I have 2 large pieces of AN glass to sandwich the negs, how much , if any, effect will this have on print quality?
If I wasn't such a caveman, I could figure out how to upload pix of this monstrosity to let you see what I'm doing. BTW -- I only have analog cams, and I cant figure out how to use my stupid scanner.
Well, I guess I'll get it fiured out, and let you know if it works.