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    Have one made? Fabrication of SS isn't hard if you have the know how. There has to be someone in NY with the skill. $$$$?
    The man that made the sinks & washers for Darkroom Aids lives in Michigan. Helix, in Chicago was still selling his washers 2-3 yrs ago.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielStone View Post
    I'm not trying to argue, just asking the OP to maybe use his noggin a bit more than I've personally seen, or read here so far.

    Oh come on now....asking if there already exists a container that does what I need is not not using my noggin. I have more projects than I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard ide View Post
    If you have a bathtub; make a deck for your 16 x 20 trays. For washing drop prints into the bathtub. Worked very well for me for about 10 years.
    I could do trays in my bedroom darkroom if I really had to, but the whole point is to not pour chemistry every time. With the Nova, I can uncover and whip out a couple of prints with no setup or clean up time. Like I said, it spoiled me!

    I guess the conclusion here is that no, what I'm looking for does not exist outside of the Novas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielStone View Post
    buy a fishtank, and some clear acrylic 3/8" from a glazier. go to the hardward store, buy some clear waterproof caulk, and make your own slot processor.
    Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
    Have one made? Fabrication of SS isn't hard if you have the know how. There has to be someone in NY with the skill. $$$$?
    The man that made the sinks & washers for Darkroom Aids lives in Michigan. Helix, in Chicago was still selling his washers 2-3 yrs ago.
    It's not that simple. The Nova processors use a
    textured plastic surface for the tank walls -- the
    texture is important to keep the paper from sticking
    to the walls. A SS tank with smooth walls would
    not work so well.

    Chris: I went down this same line of questions in
    my head, and hunted around for a homemade fix,
    and never came up with an acceptable DIY solution
    -- which is why I bought the Nova in the first place.
    If you can come up with a DIY version that works,
    please post your solution here for us.

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    Oh I will!

    By the way, medium size binder clips work really well in place of the Nova clips. No more tongs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielStone View Post
    I'm not trying to argue, just asking the OP to maybe use his noggin a bit more than I've personally seen, or read here so far.
    Dan, that's kind of sharp, isn't it? I know Chris -- in fact,
    I sold him my Nova processor. He's a brilliant photographer
    who channels Helmut Newton and works entirely in film,
    and who is committed to printing his own work, even
    though he lives (as do all of us in NYC) in cramped space.
    The guy doesn't have a lot of time to burn on this because
    he's a successful photographer who actually goes out and
    shoots a ton of film -- imagine that. Asking this community
    for thoughts on how to fabricate a piece of equipment that
    is unknown outside of our tight quarters, is hardly a concession
    of a limited imagination, is it?

    You think the answer is "easy peasy." It is not.

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    Thanks, Sanders.

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    I cannot for the life of me understand why the slot setup is not the standard

    Those words, cpphoto, make you both a misanthorpe and sane, sensible person. Too many things in life seem to be purposely difficult. And if you dare state that you are adjudged 'difficult'. Vertical + Rational. I do not know why that fact is so very difficult to understand. It just makes more sense. - David Lyga.

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    When I had my darkroom in a small bathroom I had a set of vertical trays made for 11x14 from plexiglass at a local plastic fabricator. They cost me about $200 for 6 of them. Plus the drain valves which I put into the holes the plastic fabricator tapped. They worked great and kept the developer fresh for a couple of sessions. They held 3.5 liters each. I used the Jobo clips to hold the paper. I then taped all 6 together. In hind site I think I should have made a single unit.

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