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    Petersen's Guide to Photo Equipment You Can Make

    This is a long shot, but I've heard the above book has a guide to building a vacuum easel for contact printing, I'm about to embark on a journey into Platinum printing, and would like to build one of these.
    I was wondering if anyone had a copy they wouldn't mind photocopying or scanning the pages of for me? Just this particular article. I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks for your time, hope you can help.

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    PM sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter De Smidt View Post
    PM sent.
    Hi Peter,

    I don't seem to have a PM from you? Do I need to be a subscriber in order to have this option? Sorry :rolleyes:

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    Don't know what happened. I sent one. If you pm me your address, I can help you out.

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    YOU BUILD IT VACUUM BACK

    1: GET CANISTER VACUUM WITH HOSE AND NOSLE

    2: PEGBOARD AND MATERAL TO BUILD SHALLOW BOX WITH PEGBOARD AS TOP-IT WILL NEED TO BE BRACED INSIDE ESP TOP

    3: CONNECT CANISTER HOSE TO BOX

    4: PLACE MATERIALS ON TOP STARTING WITH SMALLEST FIRST-YOU WILL NEED STRIPS OF WHATEVER TO BLOCK OFF REST OF PEGBOARD-BETTER TO USE LAYER OF ACETATE OR MYLAR SAME SIZE AS TOP OVER THE NEG/POS/PAPER/WHATEVER-TURN ON VACUUM

    5: YOU GOT HOMBREW VER OF PROCESS CAMERA BACK AS MANUFACTURED AND USED FOR LAST 75 YEARS OR MORE

    FYI: GLASS BOCKS UV SO DON'T USE GLASS FOR ALT PROCESS

    A GLASS TOP VACUUM FRAME IS OF NO ADVANTAGE OVER SPRING BACK FRAME OR GLASS LAYING ON TOP BY GRAVITY UNLESS YOU LET VACUUM PULL DOWN FOR AT LEAST 15 MINS-AND THATS WITH NEW HOSE, NEW PUMP, CLEAN FILTERS-EVEN THEN STILL NO IMPROVEMENT UNLESS YOU PIN REGISTER WITH PLATEMAKERS PINS AND YOU HAVE STRIPPED EVERYTHING INTO FLATS-GOLDENROD PAPER OR MYLAR MORE BETTER

    30+ YRS AS A PHOTMECHANICAL ARTIST, 4/C STRIPPER, PLATEMAKER, PROCESS CAMERA OPERATOR ETC IS A GOOD PLACE TO START IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT WORKS

    OTHERWISE ASK A "FINE ART " PHOTOGRAPHER AND WASTE TIME AND MONEY -YOU OF COURSE WILL LEARN FROM THE RESULTING MISTAKES SO IT MIGHT BE WORTH IT TO YOU

    NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED

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    Quote Originally Posted by z-man View Post
    OTHERWISE ASK A "FINE ART " PHOTOGRAPHER AND WASTE TIME AND MONEY -YOU OF COURSE WILL LEARN FROM THE RESULTING MISTAKES SO IT MIGHT BE WORTH IT TO YOU

    NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED
    That's what I miss about New Yorkers, your all so direct! LOL

    Thanks z-man, great advice, I may well try this out. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freespirit67 View Post
    That's what I miss about New Yorkers, your all so direct! LOL

    Thanks z-man, great advice, I may well try this out. Thanks again.
    de nada hermanito(a?)

    give me a hollar any time on such issues-before i became dissabled my co-workers would often humble me with by branding me thusly: ' yo lookit this- we got a f****ing ARTIST here-next thing he'll be inviting us to his openings allready'--- so of course i didn't

    as a photomechanical artist doing 'work for hire' for 53+ nyc adv agencys on almost every national campaign coming out of nyc in the 80's i had to have a seriously large magic bag so as to keep that $125.00/hr billing going

    took a working holiday by moving to boston in the 90's-less presure and work was actually more interesting but the money wasn't so it was homeward bound-and what do i find? no work at all-so it goes

    vaya con dios



 

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