Ahel 67 - Spare part design request DIY

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  1. Rom

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    Dear all,

    I hope everythings goes well for everybody.

    So, i am very happy because i just found an ahel 67 enlarger.. And, i will now be available to enlarge my 6x6 negs ! :cool:

    The only things is that it miss the support for the gradiant filter in the carrier. I was thinking to cut a piece of glass to hold it and a piece of carton with the profile to accept the filter (ilford multigrade).

    Do i need to find a special glass?

    Do you think it will be ok? Any advise? If somebody has it at home, can you share a small sketch with the size of the original one.

    Many thanks in advance

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    Hello Rom,
    Maybe you should ask Ahel (http://www.ahel.fr/) they're still in some business and could well have your part availlable...
     
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    Dear Georges,

    Thanks a lot but i have already called them and this piece is out of stock. Production is finish.

    Will try to make some tests and keep updated this thread.

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    Do you have any idea how it should look? Photos of the enlarger may help us further along.

    On a Durst it is often a sort of "tray" where you put the multigrade filters.
     
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    Dear Jerevan,

    Thanks for your reply.

    How it look? Mechanically, it is very easy to make, just a simple support.

    My interrogation is about the area around the filter, should it be :
    - dark
    - transparent

    In my opinion it should be dark? How are made the other enlarger?

    Or should i look for big filter that i cut (not the best solution for my pocket..)

    Please find a small sketch, i am not sure of the dimentions because i am not at home now.

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    I think that you should make the support dark. In all the filter holders I have seen it has been a dark painted metal or plastic. Just look out, so that you don't get any vignetting (if you make the hole for the filter too small).
     
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    Thanks Jerevan :smile:

    Will try tonight to cut 2 pieces of wood:
    - one with a hole of 8.5cm x 8.5cm so the filter will be hold on 2mm on each side.
    - second one, on the top of the first one with a hole of 8.9cm x 8.9cm (wich is the size of my filter)

    Thanks

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