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    Three basic cheap methods - a small talking kitchen timer, counting (for short intervals, not sheet film), careful selection of music for length (see Hudson Hawk, 1991).

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    Wirelessly posted (BBBold: BlackBerry9000/4.6.0.297 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102 UP.Link/6.3.0.0.0)

    My Gralab is about 12 inches from the paper and I go eight minutes testing the paper before I see a coin. I wouldn't sweat the glow-in-the-dark facings of a Gralab.
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    I use the Gralab too and it doesn't stay real bright very long, made evident if you have to slip out of the darkroom into the light and then go back into the dark, the dial is so dim you can barely find it. My timer sits a couple feet from my developer tray. The plugs on the timer and the alarm are useful.
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    I have an inexpensive kitchen timer that supports 3 independent times. I think I may have gotten it at Target but you should be able to find something similar on-line.

    Ash

    PS: Found it on-line: http://www.jr.com/polder/pe/PDR_891_hy_90/

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    I also use the Gralab with the sweeping green hands, and as mentioned above made a cardboard shade for safe measure—I can look directly at the clock face, but because of the shade it cannot glow directly onto the film. It is a great timer.

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    I use THIS:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_oh_product

    The display is NOT lit but alarm will go off at the preset time. Very handy, actually....

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    Electrically downstream from my shaded gralab 300 face time is a home brew 555 IC timer that is curently set to chirp a sonalert buzzer for a part of a second every 30 seconds.
    my real name, imagine that.

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    I use a kitchen timer with gaf tape on the 5 and 10 minute marks. It's pretty caveman but it works.

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    Timely thread, was logging in to ask same question as i use a Novex timer for exposure and a kitchen timer for the trays, i thought the Novex may have been putting out too much light, answers all here, thanx.

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    Thanks for all the responses so far - very interesting and useful reading! Looks like the Gralab is pretty popular, although I do like the idea of dubbing times over some appropriate tunes.
    Glad the thread has been useful to you too, whitefella!
    Ian

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