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    What to do with 120 "fishbones"

    When I first started shooting 120, I have to say it took me a while to get the hang on the very different feel of the package compared to 135.

    One thing I like, is the discarded "fishbone", the 120 plastic roll spool.
    Ofcourse one will keep a couple as spares so to be able to load the backs with fresh film, but being a new guy into this whole medium format business, it felt... well, strange to throw away a perfectly nice 120 spool.
    I mean they are so cute!

    Ahem. Anyway.
    So, what to do with them?
    I have now a whole bag of them and keep filling it up as I shoot. One day it will overflow and I will need to find a bigger one and then a bigger one, until I need a storage space for them! I will choke on plastic 120 spools!

    The only uses I have think of are:
    - Pet toy. My cat loves the spool tied to a cord.
    - Necklace. String 'em together for a post-modern neo-hippy statement that "film ain't dead you digital pussies!"
    - Roll them on the floor and enjoy as people trip on them. Good for escaping the cops after a bank heist.
    - Fodder for hand catapult. I haven't tried it so the aerodynamics of the plastic spool could be bad. Could be useful as a weapon during a riot or a football game.
    - Material for a sculptural art piece

    What else?
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    new age building blocks? New surface decoration to the exterior of a house? stung on long strings and hung as a new form of beaded doorway?
    used on strings as cat toys?
    recycled to cut film costs, and save petroleum products?
    Made into a type of seethrough shirt for men?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie
    new age building blocks? ...
    Made into a type of seethrough shirt for men?
    For MEN??? What about the obvious ... for WOMEN!!!!

    - Now you have my attention!!!
    Carpe erratum!!

    Ed Sukach, FFP.

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    But Ed the womans version is a new spike high heel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie
    But Ed the womans version is a new spike high heel!
    ONLY spike heels - and NOTHING else???

    Woo Haah!!! I'll go for that!! Even better!!
    Carpe erratum!!

    Ed Sukach, FFP.

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    I use them to fill in my local landfill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arigram
    When I first started shooting 120, I have to say it took me a while to get the hang on the very different feel of the package compared to 135.

    One thing I like, is the discarded "fishbone", the 120 plastic roll spool.
    Ofcourse one will keep a couple as spares so to be able to load the backs with fresh film, but being a new guy into this whole medium format business, it felt... well, strange to throw away a perfectly nice 120 spool.
    I mean they are so cute!

    Ahem. Anyway.
    So, what to do with them?
    I have now a whole bag of them and keep filling it up as I shoot. One day it will overflow and I will need to find a bigger one and then a bigger one, until I need a storage space for them! I will choke on plastic 120 spools!

    The only uses I have think of are:
    - Pet toy. My cat loves the spool tied to a cord.
    - Necklace. String 'em together for a post-modern neo-hippy statement that "film ain't dead you digital pussies!"
    - Roll them on the floor and enjoy as people trip on them. Good for escaping the cops after a bank heist.
    - Fodder for hand catapult. I haven't tried it so the aerodynamics of the plastic spool could be bad. Could be useful as a weapon during a riot or a football game.
    - Material for a sculptural art piece

    What else?
    This is a very honest answer

    Send them to me. As a teacher who does a lot of building and constructing I have found some great classrom uses. I have used them in Math, Science, Social Studies and Reading.

    Please send them to me. Please Please Please Please.
    Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy. Pope Paul VI

    So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004

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    Ari,

    sell it at ebay. "Starterkits" for beginners, "Propacks" consisting of 10 hand-assorted spools and a roll of scotch tape, "Survival pack" - a water and impact resistant container for war-zones and rainy days (a roll made for holding those vitamine pills).
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    here in the states lots of the labs recycle them.
    maybe there is a lab in your neck of the woods that does the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian
    here in the states lots of the labs recycle them.
    maybe there is a lab in your neck of the woods that does the same?
    Here the only thing they recycle is bullshit.
    And I am not talking about the excrements.
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