Finally...Constructing my darkroom!!!

Discussion in 'The Darkroom' started by Pioneer Vato, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Pioneer Vato

    Pioneer Vato Moderator Staff Member

    Built in light table is done and the sinks temporarily placed and waiting to be finished and connected to the water lines and drain.


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  2. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    wow, wow, wow... :)

    say...


    I just read Someplace Else that it is reputed to be your birthday, sir! If, indeed, that be the case, happy birthday!
     
  3. Redboy

    Redboy Knobophobe

    Beautiful work, Jesse! I love the color schemes and the clever layout... it's all just cool!
     
  4. Tedrick

    Tedrick Junior Member

    This thread has been a fun and interesting read so far. Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Pioneer Vato

    Pioneer Vato Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, you must have read correctly. I was brought into this world 62 years ago on August 27th.
     
  6. Pioneer Vato

    Pioneer Vato Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks, Nate! It has been quite an involved project and it was a project I had anticipated on having it completed by last spring but my health issues sidelined that but since then (and with the nagging....er....I mean urging from my wonderful wife) I took it upon myself to get it started knowing that once I got the ball rolling I wasn't going to stop. It has gone quite well so far and am quite pleased at this point. I can't wait to get it wrapped up soon and experience the magic of the darkroom once again! Stay tuned!!!
     
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  7. Pioneer Vato

    Pioneer Vato Moderator Staff Member

    My Pleasure!!
     
  8. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    :)

    I like it when people are older than I am (if only a wee little bit) ;)
    'grats, sir!
     
  9. Pioneer Vato

    Pioneer Vato Moderator Staff Member

    Almost there!

    sink coated.jpg

    The ceiling fan is about to come down to make room for.....


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    ....my Thomas Duplex safelight and LED room light!! I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!!!

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  10. Pioneer Vato

    Pioneer Vato Moderator Staff Member

    Here are some pics of the wet side that was completed yesterday.

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    mixingvalve.jpg

    printwasher.jpg
     
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  11. Pioneer Vato

    Pioneer Vato Moderator Staff Member

    Working on making my print drying screens. Two done and 4 more to go!


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  12. Pioneer Vato

    Pioneer Vato Moderator Staff Member

    E93F6CB8-5DA3-4A52-969E-169A65657BFD.jpeg All 6 drying screens done and in their place!
     
  13. JohnVF

    JohnVF Administrator Staff Member

    That is so cool. My wife and I would never leave a place like that if we built one. Ok, occasionally to take photos to develop and maybe eat...very nice work!
     
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  14. Pioneer Vato

    Pioneer Vato Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks John. It’s been a long time coming. Almost 6 years since I’ve made a print in the darkroom which was the last time I taught photography.
     
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  15. fiddlefye

    fiddlefye Senior Member

    I am completely in awe....
     
  16. Celt

    Celt Peanut Head

    As am I.
     
  17. JohnVF

    JohnVF Administrator Staff Member

    You could rent this place out. It's MUCH nicer than the Chicago community darkroom :)
     
  18. StevenZ

    StevenZ Active Member

    Yeah this is pretty awesome
     

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