Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Moore
I purchased a Beseler motor base the other day for $15 at a garage sale in the hopes of using it with a Unicolor tube when I could find one to develop my sheet film as described at <a href='http://www.largeformatphotography.info/unicolor/' target='_blank'>http://www.largeformatphotography.in...lor/</a>



... stuff snipped ... If there's anything inherently wrong with this idea or you have any suggestions let me know!
I am not familiar with that drum but I am assuming it is perfectly smooth inside without the angles that the Unicolor drum has to hold the film or paper. (I'm not talking about the ridges, but the "V" shaped angle at the "top" and the two single angles at the "bottom".

If it is perfectly smooth then the issue I see is keeping the film separate if you do more than one sheet. It is possible that the sheets will move and end up overlapping, ruining them. With the Unicolor drum there is a spacer that keeps the 4x5 sheets apart and lacking a spacer I found a plastic spring type clothes pin works perfectly.

If it has the "angles" but not the ridges you shouldn't have a problem. By the way you can create your own ridges by gluing in strips of plastic available at hobby shops. I've done that with Dev-Tec drums with excellent results.

Sherman