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John Smith

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#1 posted 01-20-2018 03:41 PM

take your measuring tape to your local Big Box Store and get what you need.
I would give up on the mail order.
and a quick question: my past experience with mineral oil is the piece remains sticky
for quite awhile. then you say you give your pieces a bath . . . do you have any “sticky issues” with that ??

Jim -BTW – looking at your projects, you do some very impressive work !!

Edit: with your immeasurable skills, couldn’t you make your own soaking tubs
out of wood and epoxy the insides ??
would the mineral oil have any effect on the epoxy after it is properly cured ?
I think this would be my approach if the two were compatible with a drain cock in one corner.
filet the inside corners with thickened epoxy to take out the sharp corners.
maybe a layer of fiberglass cloth over the wood embedded in epoxy ?
make a cover for it to keep trash and bugs out of it when not in use.
sort of like a specially made briefcase that is oil-proof.

Edit #2 – I remember way back when I was doing photography work, I had some large
plastic tubs for developing prints.
a quick google search for “Plastic Darkroom Developing Tray 16×20x3 Deep” turned up a few sources.
they have a corner designed to pour out the liquid. now that the Digital Age is here, these tubs are now
relics of days gone by and may be all over E-Bay, etc. (just a thought).


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