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Re: Seneca Improved View 8x10 Project

Postby scott » Fri May 11, 2018 7:54 am

Well good news: the seller is sending another film holder, and said to hold on to the plate holder to boot. I don’t see shooting plates ANYTIME soon, as I develop in a daylight tank. But it does give me a 5x7 option!
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Re: Seneca Improved View 8x10 Project

Postby Brazile » Sat May 12, 2018 6:47 am

Well, all you need is some cheap plastic trays and a dark-ish room. Remember a) how slow they are, and b) sensitive to only UV and blue light. Develop by inspection under a red or amber light, develop at night, you can do it most anywhere. Just beware of bright LED indicator lights...

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Re: Seneca Improved View 8x10 Project

Postby scott » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:07 pm

Last time I posted to this was four months to the day. Hmmm.

So this weekend I got a little time and worked on the back. "Minor surgery" is what I thought at first. This is turning into a bit of an involved resurrection. There were 21 holes of different sizes drilled through the back in all areas - I'm guessing failed attempts at locking pins, bail relocations, who knows what else. They're all filled. Set the new pins and the back fits tightly now. More fitting with shoulder and block planes. Installed and shaped a stop piece so the holders don't slide around in the back. No longer have access to black lacquer here, so I scrubbed off as much of the existing lacquer as possible, and will spray flat enamel over what's left, then finish with shellac ("paint over lacquer, not lacquer over paint"). After scrubbing down found some more imperfections that I figured I could fill in to make it just a little nicer. When that's dry, I'll scuff it up with 150 grit before spraying.

Where things are now:
ImageSeneca 8x10 back rehab... by Scott, on Flickr

ImageSeneca 8x10 back rehab... by Scott, on Flickr

ImageSeneca 8x10 back rehab... by Scott, on Flickr


Today's my daughter's birthday, and there's a lot going on here right now, but hopefully won't be four months until I spray this.

Scott
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Re: Seneca Improved View 8x10 Project

Postby PFMcFarland » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:58 pm

Always good to see a project resurrected. I've a few around here that could use a miracle or two.

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