[Darkroom] Darkroom status update?

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 12:57:17 PDT 2010


Seems like labor is the biggest shortage lately.  Money was certainly coming
in at a close second, but having Rubin as non-corporeal check signer
alleviates that.  Perhaps it's time to rely on the tried and true services
for funds paradigm?  I think that it would be nice to find someone from
within the ranks who will work for really cheap--though not for free.  The
nice thing about paying people is that then you can tell them when to get
things done.  It seems like amongst ourselves, it might be a while until our
aggregated free time results in a completed darkroom.  So maybe we post
first to discuss?

If I get a second from a non-Rubin person who will help me coordinate this
shite, I'll start shopping around.  (ahem, Ben?)

-Kelly

On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 12:24, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:

> By category, subtasks, and what each requires:
>
>    - What we _need_ to make black and white development and prints
>    possible
>    - plumbing
>          - Ask Zedd
>       - ventilation
>          - labor
>          - lumber
>          - Probably just 2x4s would be fine. Ben and I spec-ed this out,
>             maybe he can give a better shopping list here. We already have the ducts and
>             the fan.
>             - What we _want_ but don't need for black and white
>    development and prints
>    - a counter
>          - labor
>          - more lumber
>          - countertop
>          - Last I checked the consensus was on epoxy and we thought this
>             one seemed ok: http://www.epoxyproducts.com/bartop.html but we
>             were concerned because it is sensitive to some chemicals.
>             - If we really want to fantasize, the way to do this right is
>             stainless. Anyone have that spec-ed?
>          - A print washer<http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Versalab-Archival-Print-Washer-16x20-inch-14-slots-/320522656712?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Photography_DarkroomSupplies_SM&hash=item4aa0a39bc8>
>          - See also: less fancy kind<http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Paterson-High-Speed-Print-Washer-8x10-PTP235-/250612921404?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Photography_DarkroomSupplies_SM&hash=item3a59b1b43c>
>           - What else do we _want_ but don't need.
>    - A processor, for the lazy. No idea which ones are any good<http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Durst-Pictor-5-RA4-Processor-Used-/150396621218?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Photography_DarkroomSupplies_SM&hash=item23045651a2>
>       .
>       - For masturbatory reference: Ebay darkroom processing equipment
>          category<http://listings.ebay.co.uk/aw/plistings/category29993/index.html?from=R11>
>       - I'll get back to you on this.  I definitely have extensive
>       fantasies, and I'm sure some of them can be distilled into individual
>       objects which can be purchased at reasonable amounts and which will be of
>       use to many people.
>
> --Kelly
>
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 23:25, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
> > I have about a grand or so to throw into the darkroom at the beginning
> > of next week. If I get a list by then of shit I can order online with
> > links (or things that someone in person could buy and I could just give
> > them a check or something) that'll aid in making the darkroom more
> > complete, great! If I don't get some such list of things then I'll be
> > throwing the money into a new server and bike parts for myself.
> >
> > --
> > Rubin Abdi
> > rubin at starset.net
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>
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