[Darkroom] Granite Counters and naming
hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 20:11:52 PST 2010
Oh you rebel you. Way to flout the threading system.
I like the Unmititgated Risk lab.
On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 7:23 PM, Ben Rupert <meowdip at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had forgotten about the radioactive nature of granite. It's a
> serious concern and I think we should avoid using it. As for the exopy
> resin coating, I'm not sure. We don't use them in chemistry labs
> because they aren't resistant enough, but I don't think we'll be using
> the worst of those chemicals (like strong oxidizers or concentrated
> nitric acid) in the darkroom. I think some epoxies are sensitive to
> acetone and even concentrated acetic acid though, so we'll have to be
> careful about choosing the right one. If we can find formica it would
> certainly do the job. I guess I'm fine with the epoxy myself if we can
> find information showing the resistance to chemicals we expect to use
> for the specific formulation we're using. This information should be
> available from the manufacturer.
> As for a name, I have come up with a bunch of fairly bad ideas. I've
> never let that stop me before, so here they are:
> The most obvious and least interesting would be Optics Lab or Imaging Lab.
> Since the space is small and dark and once you go in you can't come
> and go until you're done your time (that is, until you're done making
> prints, etc), it could be nicknamed Solitary Confinement.
> It could also be called the Physical Sciences Closet. Then people who
> use the space could be closet scientists.
> Again owing to the small box-like quality of the space and the fact
> that the inside is painted black, it could be the Black Box. This also
> works as people will see us bringing materials in and finished product
> out, but can't watch the process from the outside.
> Since we will be using chemicals, lasers and high voltage in there is
> could also be the Unmitigated Risk Lab.
> Hopefully someone (maybe even me?) will come up with something better
> for a name.
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