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    Attaching Omega D-2 to a base

    A friend gave me an Omega D-2 that someone gave her. It had, apparently, been in a darkroom that was dismantled at MIT. At any rate, I'm getting close to finishing construction on a darkroom, and this poor enlarger has been resting on it's side for some time. It doesn't have a base.

    I was thinking I might just mount it directly to the counter top in the darkroom, but I'm not sure how to do that... there aren't any obvious places for the bottom of the column to be bolted to a base.

    Ideas?

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    You need the mounting plate: a round plate with 3 'dogs' that hold down the flange on the column base. You screw the plate to the counter/baseboard and then attach the column to the plate.
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    Is it D2 or DII? I can send you a picture of how it's done.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    It's a D-2. Would appreciate any pix you can share!!

    I'll look for that mounting plate. Thanks!

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    I believe I have and extra base-board and plate if you need it. If it were me, I think I'd do what you suggest and mount it on the table, but your table had better be heavy duty. Let me know and I'll pull the plate and send it to you for the cost of shipping. JohnW

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wiegerink View Post
    I believe I have and extra base-board and plate if you need it. If it were me, I think I'd do what you suggest and mount it on the table, but your table had better be heavy duty. Let me know and I'll pull the plate and send it to you for the cost of shipping. JohnW
    Wow... that would be great. Thanks!!

    I would mount it to a counter top that is very stable, so I don't think the enlarger is too big for it. I'm dealing with an area that has a somewhat low clearance ceiling wise, and I figure, I can save a couple of inches if I skip the base.

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    Suzanne,

    If you are mounting next to a wall, it may be wise to us a small cable attached to the wall (or better yet, a stud in the wall) and attach that to the top of the column.

    Remember you will want to align the enlarger as well. This cable may help.

    Please notice the contraption I have on my Omega in this image. It is the third enlarger back...

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    Thank you, Robert... that looks like a good idea.

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    Suzanne,

    I just posted two photos here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tkamiya9/4503279450/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tkamiya9/4502644239/

    3 bolt assembly is there to hold the flange of the post to this plate.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Thanks!!

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