Quote Originally Posted by alexhill View Post

Hopefully those links will take you directly to the pdf's for each file.

PE, I've been flipping between wanting a coating blade to make up for my miserable skill and being determined to practice until I get it. Of course once I get some consistency, I will probably want a blade anyways because darkroom toys are fun
Use a puddle pusher with scotch tape to lift it. The tape is 2.5 mils so 2 turns gves you 5 mil undercut. Ride the pusher on two plates on each side of the plate you intend to coat, just as Bill shows above.

OTOH, you can pour plates as most do today. I am awful doing this and as Mark Osterman has said, "you have not mastered this because the emulsion is dripping off your elbow".

So, I use a blade.