Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: darkroom sink
From: "Joe Stephenson" <>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 17:35:12 -0700

We built a very nice dark room sink of 3/8 inch plywood and 2X4's. it is
painted with high gloss enamel and has worked just fine for several months.
It will hold six trays for 11X14 and four 16X20 trays, so it does what we
want very well. I didn't keep track of hte cost, but it was not great. Be
sure and check that whatever you get will go in and out of hte intended
Joe stephenson
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Date: Wednesday, October 21, 1998 2:58 PM
Subject: [Leica] Re: darkroom sink

>>>You wrote:
>>>1. a laundry sink with a counter to the side for the trays.  This an
>>>economical approach, a regular darkroom sink costs 3 to 4 times as much.
>>>Is it worth the difference?
>It might be worth a call to a company that deals in used foodservice
>equipment. When I built my darkroom I looked at a number of different sink
>options. I didn't really find one I liked. I was photographing a remodeled
>restaurant and I just happend to comment on the new stainless sink in the
>kitchen. Extremely costly, as you might expect. However, the old sink was
>out back waiting to be hauled off for scrap. They gave it to me. It was
>perfect. Big, deep, easy to work in, and made of high quality stainless. I
>had to redesign my darkroom slightly, but it was worth it. On the list of
>items that make darkroom work a joy, it's second only to my Focomat 1c.