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I use a 5 gallon [US not Imperial] paint bucket and marked it on the inside with a 4 liter and 5 liter level. But Canadian Tire, how prefect! All the Canadians spend their Saturday mornings there for some reason.

Whereas the 'Mericans are at Harbour Freight. :smile:
Canadian Tire has more of a presence in Eastern Canada then here - I rarely go there or buy from them.
Their website is a good Canadian source for grabbing illustrative examples of thing like pails.
 

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Whereas the 'Mericans are at Harbour Freight. :smile:
Canadian Tire has more of a presence in Eastern Canada then here - I rarely go there or buy from them.
Their website is a good Canadian source for grabbing illustrative examples of thing like pails.

Using there 20% off one item coupon.
 

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Whereas the 'Mericans are at Harbour Freight. :smile:
Canadian Tire has more of a presence in Eastern Canada then here - I rarely go there or buy from them.
Their website is a good Canadian source for grabbing illustrative examples of thing like pails.

Matt there's 59 of the in Alberta & 54 Canadian Tire stores in BC..... I've got one 10 minutes bike ride away and in the metropolis of Calgary an hour away there are 10. Delta must be the black hole in the lower mainland ๐Ÿ˜‰
 

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......any chance to budget for that new scanner ๐Ÿ˜‰ ?

Yes, I think so. This time, however, Iโ€™ll do a lot more research. The Epson was bought on the spur of the moment.
You have a good medium format scanner and an excellent large format scanner.
And it is also good for scanning prints and graphics.
But for "miniature" formats like 35mm, flat-bed scanners have real limitations.
 

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Matt there's 59 of the in Alberta & 54 Canadian Tire stores in BC..... I've got one 10 minutes bike ride away and in the metropolis of Calgary an hour away there are 10. Delta must be the black hole in the lower mainland ๐Ÿ˜‰

Nah - there is one a short drive away.
But they just don't have the "front of mind" reputation that I understand them to have in Ontario, where over 200 of the 504 stores are located.
 

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Posting about Canadians going to Canadian Tire always brings out a number of threads at Photrio.
 

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Nah - there is one a short drive away.
But they just don't have the "front of mind" reputation that I understand them to have in Ontario, where over 200 of the 504 stores are located.

But then you'd have to live in Ontario ...... ๐Ÿ˜‰
 

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When Plus-X was still available, I liked using it bright light better than FP-4+. It seemed to have nicer contrast. In dull or overcast light, Plus-X was not as easy to use. It was easier to make FP-4+ look good in bright light than to make Plus-X look good on dull light. There are some things that make FP-4+ easier to use than TMX or Ilford Demta 100. FP-4+ is more forgiving when it comes to exposing or developing. Both Tri-X and TMY-2 have been greatly improved over time. FP4+ has pretty much stayed the same. Still, it works well in almost any developer. The analogy in color print film is the difference between Portra 400 and Fuji/Kodak 200 speed films. Portra 400 is finer grained and sharper than any currently available 200 speed color print film. The drawback? It's more expensive. I have tried the Kodak Gold 200 in 120 size and I like it but if I needed to enlarge more I would use Portra 160 or 400 or Ektar 100.
 

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Careful with that. Remember that Canadian Tire is our church, just as Tim Horton is where we get our sacred elixir of life. ๐Ÿ™‚

Yes that tires as opposed to tyres which are ideal for vehicles. I had never heard of Canadian Tire or Tim Horton until this thread. Two staples of Canadian life, it appears

Is a garage fitter with a tyre around his neck a tyred fitter or a tired fitter and would you want a tired fitter working on your car's wheels? ๐Ÿ˜„


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Yes that tires as opposed to tyres which are ideal for vehicles. I had never heard of Canadian Tire or Tim Horton until this thread. Two staples of Canadian life, it appears

Is a garage fitter with a tyre around his neck a tyred fitter or a tired fitter and would you want a tired fitter working on your car's wheels? ๐Ÿ˜„


pentaxuser

What's a fitter ๐Ÿ˜‰
 

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This is what a large Canadian Tire store looks like:
https://www.narcity.com/ottawa/here...canadian-tire-in-ottawa-damn-it-s-huge-photos

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I bought my first hockey stick at my local Canadian Tire while growing up in Toronto. It doesn't get more Canadian than that! ๐Ÿ˜‹
 

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More resembles a Home Cheapo store here, hopefully minus all the accidents waiting to happen from fallen cartons and untrained forklift drivers. More like Lowes, but bad enough. I don't think anything could ever get lower in the bottom of the barrel than Harbor Freight. But I look at the bright side ... Matt started this tangent, so should write his own jaywalking ticket.
 

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More resembles a Home Cheapo store here. Bad enough. But I don't think anything could ever get lower in the bottom of the barrel than Harbor Freight. But I look at the bright side ... Matt started this tangent, so should write his own jaywalking ticket.

๐Ÿ˜. Well it had only downhill to go from mushy FP4+......
 

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That's pretty much what any generic store looks like regardless of what they sell.....

True - but I expect those unfamiliar with Canadian Tire may think that they are mostly a tire store.
Whereas they sell all sorts of stuff that can be re-purposed to help people minimize the mushiness of their FP4+ grain :smile:
 

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True - but I expect those unfamiliar with Canadian Tire may think that they are mostly a tire store.
Whereas they sell all sorts of stuff that can be re-purposed to help people minimize the mushiness of their FP4+ grain :smile:

Sadly, our local store doesn't stock enlargers ๐Ÿ™
 
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That thing must be quite vintage, unless it's a benchtop?

Vintage, and it still works.

Not quite as much upkeep required as the DEC Vax-11/780 I used to have in my garage. Now that was a bear to keep running. I replaced it with a Raspberry Pi running a Vax emulator. It's faster than the original and uses around 0.1% of the power. ๐Ÿ˜†
 

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Vintage, and it still works.

Nice. At least without a superconducting magnet you don't need to worry about cryogenics. I look after a Bruker Avance III HD 400 MHz at work, and liquid helium isn't cheap.
 
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