Funny phenomena with stuff
This hobby, (art form), can have it's oddities at times. I was thinking about it this morning while souping some HP5+, and two things came to mind that have popped up in just the last 24 hours.
First of all, I have a roll of TMax 100, which was given to me, that will not go on any of the four reels I have. I tried the two Pattersons, which have done faithful duty for decades, and two AP's, which I've had for about two years, three times on each, for a total of twelve tries. No go. I cut the end again, with a little angle on each corner, like I've done for years, no go.
Ok, the AP's have been a bit catchy at times, so I took them apart and took a little emery board I stole from my wife to them. After half an hour, I had all the sharp edges and plastic molding flash sanded off, and after they were cleaned and had dried thoroughly, I tried it again, 3 more times on each. No go. It goes on about 6-8 inches, and then just starts binding up.
Thinking I was losing it, I grabbed a roll of HP5+ that was ready to develop, and it went on the AP reel in about 30 seconds flat, first try, as smooth as silk. The TMax is back in it's can, emitting strange vibrations, even now.
I have a Patterson Series 4 tank, two reel, which has been around for years. It leaked from day one, usually, but not always. In the last year or so, it's developed a new trick. It's as dry as a bone through the developer and the stop bath, then leaks through the fixer and the hypo clearing parts. Weird.
Anybody else have any "oddities"?
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