Reading thru this motheaten thread indeed makes it sound like a reprint of a voodoo manual, or at least
a way to get all kinds of nasty things on your paper or into your lungs. Look up vacuum easels - where
to get them or how to make them correctly (pegboard being about the worst option I can think of). It
always amazes me how folks will spend a small fortune on camera gear and then act like the Beverly
Hillbillys when they get into the darkroom.