I would use something like a wire clothes hanger, but at the bottom I would use a plastic pipe of about 10-15mm diameter.
I would then (carefully) load the film through the hoop with the emulsion facing outwards and just use two weighted film clips holding both ends and use a rubber band to hold them together.
Within reason, this is the method I've used in a dip and dunk machine, except we had weighted single film clips with a set of double teeth, absolute pain to use in complete darkness.
Ps:- you will always find that the middle frame which was on the point of the curve, requires a glass holder in the enlarger.
Last edited by Mick Fagan; 05-02-2010 at 04:07 AM. Click to view previous post history.