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  1. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    Seeing as my site is still being a turd is it alright to randomly add bits to this thread as and when I want?


    So, starting off. We've got a large shed at the end of the garden. When I was little I used to have a train set in there but it hasn't been used for years. It got filled full of crap. Three years ago we cleared out the loft and put stuff which was meant to either go to a car boot sale or stuck up on eBay. Up until two days ago it still had all the crap in there plus bits I've taken off of the car (carbs, bits of gearbox, dynamo, etc). I've always wanted a darkroom (well, since I wanted one anyway) so it was chosen to be put there. I phoned up the British Heart Foundation to arrange for them to collect all the **** except for my precious broom broom parts. They said it'd be a week. Get a phone call a few days later and he asks if he can pick it all up sooner. Woo.

    So with less crap in there today it was cleared out. A santa and snowman light have been put in the garage ready to go into the loft. Various bits of garden furniture as well. The train set has been stripped and broken up. It was made out of two bits of roofing chipboard so was large. That will now be burnt on the fire in the living room when it gets cold. Wall paper has started to be stripped. Wire has been "obtained" for the safelights. And the same with a Belfast sink. Big heavy sod, at least 25kg in weight.

    Tomorrow more wallpaper gets taken off. A power socket gets moved, a small area where a window was replaced gets some plasterboard put around it, a huge heavy set of draws will be moved.

    Later on new wallpaper will go up, the room will be painted, a work area along two walls will be built, a water pipe will be laid all the way up the garden for the sink.

    After dinner I'm actually going to test the enlarger and my DuoLab to see if they work. :mrgreen:
     
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    ferny TPF Noob!

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    Enlarger timer is fooked. It always exposes for 25 seconds no mater what I do. So I'll be taking that apart later to find out why. I can't find my B&W negs either for some reason.

    Didn't have enough water for the DuoLab. It needs distilled water and I only had one of the two litres it needs so I'll be popping out after my shower.

    Had a read of the instructions. I have all I need to process colour positive and negative film. Only 35mm so I'll be looking for the drum which allows me to do 120 as well. I doubt I'll find one. I can do 8x10 and 12x16 paper as well. :shock:

    It has three temperature settings which are 24, 35 and 38. Everything turns and gurgles like I assume it should. If the temperatures are out I can easily adjust it as well. So if I really wanted to I could have three different ones to what it should have.
     
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    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    "Fooked"?
     
  4. ferny

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    Exchange one "o" for a "c" and the other for a "u".
    It was just a lose screw Works fine now. As does the Jobo.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ferny has always talked like a sailor. :meh: It's appalling.
     
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    Awesome news - so you're in business now with a working timer. :thumbup:

    I can't wait to see your first prints from this setup! It's always exciting to read along when people are setting up their darkrooms for the first time. :D

    Hurry up and find those B&W negatives! :lol:
     
  7. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    Is that not part of my charm?

    I cna be good when I need to be. I used to work with kids, remember? Althought there were one or two close calls.
     
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    You're probably more excited than me. I've just been stripping wallpaper and I've had enough. It's a horrible job and gives me far too much time to think...
    That and I have to move everything about as I work. Probably got 1/4 stripped today.
     
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    Oh yeah, and if you ever come over to England you're more than welcome to use my darkroom if you need a fix. (serious offer)
     
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    heh. I plan on making that a destination someday, so you'll be hearing from me when it happens. :) It would be awesome just to have a safe place to develop some film before flying home. I've done the "develop in your hotel room" thing and it's kinda nerve-wracking.

    Then we can go for a bike ride or something. :thumbup:
     
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    You'll need to get some practice in if you want to keep up with me. :p

    Actually, I've not rode my bike at all this year. :shock: And still have plans to get one with an engine attatched at some point.
     
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    Honestly, I didn't ride much, either - started off strong but it got wayyyy too hot this summer, so I let it go. Was busy with festivals during the perfect time of year to ride, too. :grumpy:

    So maybe we'll just go for a stroll while my negs are drying. That way I know you won't run over any squirrels, either. :mrgreen:
     

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