Just thought I'd share some success. I've now successfully exposed & developed sheet film for the first time yesterday.
Most of my photography is 35mm and some 6x7, but I've recently bought a 4x5 Crown Graphic so that I can try LF. I spent some "quality time" reading up on loading the dark slides and how to develop the film, including some good videos on YouTube.
I had previously bought a CombiPlan daylight tank for sheet film, but I then realised that it takes 1.2 litres which is more than my beakers & opaque bottles will hold, so I decided to use tray developing this time.
The results turned out good, MUCH better than I'd hoped for given that it was my first attempt. However I found the process of tray developing a bit hit-and-miss, hard to keep the sheets in order and quite prone to scratching. I'll get some bigger beakers & bottles and try the CombiPlan soon, that might be more practical for me.
I love the way the negatives look, I'll contact print them tomorrow night, and I'll try to enlarge them next time I have access to a suitable enlarger.
Anyway, just thought I'd share some newbie good news