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My New Darkroom

Discussion in 'Cameras and Photography' started by pioneervato, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. I don't post here much but thought I would share my latest endeavor. Back in July I finally got around to clearing out a spare bedroom in order to put in my new darkroom that I have been wanting to do for 6 years. Well, here it is! All that is left is to build is a film drying cabinet that will be installed at the left end of my darkroom sink. I custom built all of the cabinets, sinks, countertops, etc. to fit the 11x12 room and did the electrical and plumbing as well! The darkroom floor was finished with an industrial grade two-part epoxy coating which is what I also used to waterproof my sink!

    The before: before.jpg

    and the after:

    darkroomview.jpg

    darkroom.jpg

    sinkangle_2.jpg

    My built in pull out light table for viewing negatives.
    light table.jpg

    9 feet of countertop for two of my enlargers.
    Beselers.jpg

    10 feet of darkroom sink!
    sink.jpg
    Thomas Duplex Safelight
    safelight installed.jpg

    The Window has been blacked out and it is light tight!

    windowblackout.jpg
     

     

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  2. Reel Time

    Reel Time New Member

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    Pioneervarto, that is a really great darkroom setup you have there! It looks like you have given the layout a lot of thought. Nice!
     
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  3. JediDude

    JediDude Active Member

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    Nice!
    Have you put it to use yet?
     
  4. Route 66

    Route 66 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Very cool. I had a darkroom in the 80's and processed my own 6x6cm and 4x5in. prints.
    I really miss the aroma of those chemicals. :beerchug:
     
  5. onepixel

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    Dang, Jess. That is freakin' awesome! Congratulations!
     
  6. old_tv_nut

    old_tv_nut See Yourself on Color TV! Subscriber

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    Very nice! Miss your posts around here.
     

     

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  7. kaplang

    kaplang Works for me ! Subscriber

    Beautiful and looks very functional. Something I would have liked to have in my photography hay day when silver sensitive film and paper was King.
     
  8. Thanks. Maybe I will start posting more.
     
  9. Yes I have by developing some 35mm and 120 film and broke the hiatus from darkroom printing by printing a 4x5 negative of my oldest daughter when she was about 5 or 6. She is now 35 years old.

    Jessicainthefixcopy.jpg
     
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  10. JediDude

    JediDude Active Member

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    Lookin' good!
     
  11. Cactus Bob

    Cactus Bob Desert Rat Subscriber

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    Looks outstanding Jesse! But I'm not seeing any Pioneer gear in there! ;)

    Haven't had a whiff of developer & fixer for a few years now since I retired my processors in my darkroom at work. Good to see you around here we'll have to hook up soon!
     

     

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  12. timofred

    timofred I'm just a garbage man...

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    That's way more pro than a lot of pro rooms I've seen.
    Great job,
    but you need music !
     

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