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    Round Plexiglass Diffuser for Cold Light Head

    Hi guys and gals,

    After doing strictly large format and contact prints for the past couple of years, I've started also using a medium format rangefinder. So, I'm now setting up my almost-30-year-old Beseler MX-II with my equally-old Aristo cold light head, which still works, remarkably!

    My problem is that I can't find the plexiglass diffuser that sits beneath the tubes of the cold light, so I need to obtain or make a new one.

    I've never worked with plexiglass, so... do I just buy a small sheet of 1/8" plexi and cut it to the (square) size I need, then cut/sand the corners until it's round? What do you use to cut plexiglass?

    TIA for any advice you can offer!
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    Plexi can be cut with a fine tooth saw or multiple scoring by a very sharp utility knife.
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    Take your measurements to a plastic outlet such as TAP Plastics and they'll cut it perfectly for a few bucks. Look in the Yellow Pages under "plastic fabricators."

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    Looks like TAP's locations are all on the left coast, but I should be able to find a similar place here.

    Thanks, guys!
    "What drives man to create is the compulsion to, just once in his life, comprehend and record the pure, unadorned, unvarnished truth. Not some of it; all of it."

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    I have one , the unit has a broken bulb and i couldn't sell it that way and i kept it for parts, pm me and we can work something out if you wish. It was purchased from Aristo .
    http://www.aclancyphotography.com



 

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