From: Myron Ort (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jul 15 2008 - 22:18:40 PDT
On Jul 15, 2008, at 9:20 PM, D. Mark Andrews wrote:
> I'm really trying to get the 8mm craft down. Still working out
> kinks with hand processing and still can't figure out how to easily
> split 8mm film so I'm going to keep it at this scale for now.
The little Baia film slitter worked extremely well, but seems to be a
bit obscure now. It was a very simple and small device (1 3/4" x
7/8" x 1/2") just a couple of steel rollers in a housing. Each steel
roller was divided in the middle with a very small difference in O.D.
and the rollers were set so the larger O.D. of one was reversed to
the other thus creating a precise sharp edge where the two rollers
came together, that precise point where the two opposing larger
diameters just missed each other and whose edges were virtually in
the same plane. (man, this is for sure an example where a
pic=1000words!) You squeezed the end of 16mm gauge film in and
pulled it through slitting it in half to 8mm gauge. It would be very
simple to make if one had a metal lathe. Here are a couple of other
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