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Re: UV light box construction

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  • From: Jon Reid <jon@sharperstill.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 06:34:38 +1100
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I followed the instructions in Carl Weese and Richard Sullivan's book The new Platinum Print to construct my UV light box and it works beautifully.


On 23/02/2009, at 2:49 AM, Marek Matusz wrote:

My home made box made a few years back has the tube to negative distance of 3" . The distance beteen tubes is 0.5". My box is somewhat different as the tubes point down and I have bottom mounted on sliders (like drawers in a desk). The negative/glass part slides out. If you are interested I can send off line pics.
> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 11:15:14 -0700
> From: photo1@telusplanet.net
> Subject: UV light box construction
> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
> Hi all...
> I am now in possession of a sheet of baltic birch, 12 BL tubes, 
> ballasts and
> the correct number of 'tombstones' and am almost at what one might call
> the 'final, too-late-to-change design' stage.
> I plan on having the lamps on one 'surface' of the birch 'plate' and 
> the ballasts on
> the upper. I have planned to have this "rack" sitting on a 1 inch 
> support around
> the interior of the box to facilitate easy access when (and if) any 
> of the parts need
> changing.
> Before I commit the sheet of plywood to the table saw, I have to 
> believe that some
> users may have found there to be an optimum distance between the 
> lamps, along
> with the distance from the lamps to the top of the print frame.
> Practical advice would be very much appreciated.
> Ken
> Quando omni flunkus moritati (Red Green's Possum Lodge)

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