My Darkroom

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    Here is a little tour of the darkroom my father in law and i built in our garage. It is 7' X 8' and 7' tall. It was a very simple process and is movable and capable of being taken apart and moved anywhere. For a water supply we use a hose from the outside hooked up to a utility sink and a drain tube off of that to drain the water. It makes processing so much easier. We have two Besler 67c enlargers with all the ablilty to do huge prints. I am mostly a pinhole photographer so I use it to develop mostly but occasionally use the enlargers. If anyone has any questions about it or would like to give me some inside tips that you may have that we didn't think of I would love to hear them. Thanks.

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    very cool Shawn...looks perfect!
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    Thank you. Yea it is better than the tiny bathroom we were using before.

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    That is a cool set-up. I would have loved that when I was using film cameras in College (many, many years ago).

    Then again, if I had that set-up now I'd probably use film as well as digital.
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    I would have loved that when I was using film cameras in College (many, many years ago).
    Now Col, don't go making it sound like college was soooo long ago...you and I are a month apart age-wise and I feel like college was only a couple years ago...although in 2008 it will be 10 years since graduation for me....
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    Very cool!! The sink is a really clever set-up (well, I think so anyway ^^). I'm thinking of setting up a darkroom, a very basic one though, so I was wondering how much it cost you to set all this up?
    Also, did you need to put any extra support on the shelf which the enlargers sat on? Sorry if I'm asking a bit too much ^^" Thanks

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    all of the building materials was about $300 for wood and matierals to build the actual structure and for the things like the sink and exhaust fan and such. All of the enlargers and photo equipment was obviously more. Yes the bench with the enlargers on it is connected with 2 x 4's from wall to wall. and covered in 1/2 inch plywood. It wasnt too hard to build just took starting it to figure out what needed to be where. Making it totally portable was the key. If you have any other questions just ask. Thanks.

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    That's great, thanks for the help

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    Thats pretty awesome! Im not so sure I would want a portable one as much as I would just like to have one in my house

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    Very cool Murpsm! Thanks for sharing!


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