[Darkroom] Granite Counters

Jas Strong jasmine at heroicrobot.com
Fri Feb 5 18:06:28 PST 2010


None of the labs I've worked in have been photo labs either.  :-)  I 
mean science labs.  Org chem, laser optics, materials analysis, 
sometimes molten metal, often electrical engineering.

-J.

Kelly wrote:
> Ok. Well, there is the consideration that we're not just using this
> for photo development. So if we want to go the epoxy route, I want a
> really tough epoxy.
>
> -Kelly
>
> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 4:47 PM, Jasmine Strong
> <jasmine at electronpusher.org> wrote:
>   
>> Wooden countertops with a thick epoxy lacquer.  That's what all the labs
>> I've worked in used.
>>
>> -J.
>>
>> On Feb 5, 2010, at 4:35 PM, Kelly wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> Hmm, interesting point. What would you recommend?
>>>
>>> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Jasmine Strong
>>> <jasmine at electronpusher.org> wrote:
>>>       
>>>> I'd be touchy about granite for a darkroom on the grounds that it can
>>>> be surprisingly radioactive and that this can fog film over time.
>>>>
>>>> -J.
>>>>
>>>> On Feb 5, 2010, at 3:46 PM, John Magolske wrote:
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> * Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> [100205 15:37]:
>>>>>           
>>>>>> Well, just to be clear on our options here, what are our requirements
>>>>>> for a counter surface?  (Ben?)  What are our other price options?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -Stainless steel (also not cheap)
>>>>>> -Formica (cheapest option--price estimate?)
>>>>>>             
>>>>> I've heard soapstone is ideal for chem-lab counter tops (more inert
>>>>> than granite, etc.). I'm not suggesting we should hold out for that,
>>>>> but if there happens to be a big slab of it laying around somewhere...
>>>>> It's also easy to cut.
>>>>>
>>>>> John
>>>>>
>>>>>
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