Re: storing film loops

From: Ken Bawcom (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 23 2007 - 14:34:42 PDT

Quoting Martin Blazicek <email suppressed>:
You can actually make reels from loops as well, even without cutting it,
> but I cannot recommend this due to shape recovery.

I was catching up on Frameworks postings, and this comment set me
thinking. It would be possible to make a core for a split reel that
would allow rolling up a film loop, without damage. I am thinking of a
core about three or more inches in diameter, with a slot in it that
would look like the S shape in a yin-yang symbol. This would allow one
end of the loop to be threaded through the core, without bending, or
excessively tight curving, and then wound up. The other end of the loop
could be secured loosely with tape. Or, one might want to make a round
plug to slip in the end loop, to prevent the possibility of
crushing/bending. That could be secured to the reel with some kind of
clip, or tape.

Ken B.

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