For the alt. process type people:
heres another little job i got into
Went to the chemistry dept's glass blowing lab the other day to get a peice of broken coating rod glass 'fused' into something not so sharp - got talking to the guys there about photography and pt/pd printing and coating rods - they baulked at the cost of the one I had bought in and offered to make me one for free - I had the idea of a three in one just the night before... about 30 mins later it was done (well, ok it did spend the night in an oven).
looks funny yes, with that little bent bit however it works great.
I am only using it for coating cyantotype emulsions for pencil drawing reproduction at the mo' as 8x10 coat is the smallest size on it, and I'm only up to a 4x5 camera so far