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05-29-2020, 08:53 AM - 1 Like   #16
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I just cut long rectangles of corrugated cardboard and cut vertically halfway thru and combine them (opposing slits) into semi rigid network. Cheap and high lens density.

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A tip for cutting foam, use an electric knife, works like a charm and just as you, i've tried every option, but it is the only thing that can cut foam the way you like it to.

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A tip for cutting foam, use an electric knife, works like a charm and just as you, i've tried every option, but it is the only thing that can cut foam the way you like it to.


thank you - this was an option after the electric 'hot knife', but still not sure how I would have managed perfect circles....
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I'll be curious how well the desiccant works. My impression is that those types of tool drawers aren't sealed when shut and that it would be hard to control humidity in, but that's based on a casual look at big box stores not actual use. Let us know how it works!
they aren't sealed at all - but I will try the desiccant and see how it goes....

normally, with the heat or air con running, the air is being dried out... but there are days and even weeks with the windows open, etc....

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what do you do with the extra blocks of foam with the method you are using ?

I got stacks of 'em.... want some?
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If interested in an electric dehumidifier but don’t want to go the lightbulb route, google “goldenrod dehumidifier”. Works on the same principle - slightly warming the air - but without the glass (which I would surely break by trying to stuff just one more lens into the cabinet).
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
they aren't sealed at all - but I will try the desiccant and see how it goes....

normally, with the heat or air con running, the air is being dried out... but there are days and even weeks with the windows open, etc....
Remington makes a gunsafe desiccant pack that when it shows that it is full of moisture you plug it in and it dries out over 8-12 hours. At my local hardware/gun store it costs $25 or less.

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It's a great project, and I am sure you have made some of us very jealous.

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I'll be curious how well the desiccant works. My impression is that those types of tool drawers aren't sealed when shut and that it would be hard to control humidity in, but that's based on a casual look at big box stores not actual use. Let us know how it works!
There's no reason for the humidity to be any different from what it was with his previous storage method – that is, ambient. I would think that any lens can be stored in a standard controlled household environment.
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It's a great project, and I am sure you have made some of us very jealous.
thank you - not my intent, but understood...

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There's no reason for the humidity to be any different from what it was with his previous storage method – that is, ambient. I would think that any lens can be stored in a standard controlled household environment.
before the big grey box, lenses were stored in plastic tubs, with lids - I had desiccant packs in the bus, but I cannot imagine that the tubs were tightly sealed and were probably sealed only a modicum better than the drawers...
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
so.... what do you do with your equipment?
Neat project! More ambitious than anything I’ve seen before.

In most of the USA with modern heating and cooling indoor ambient humidity should be around 40%. Anywhere you store lenses with reasonable care should be dry enough to inhibit fungus. I store mine in drawers lined with rubber mesh for a tool cabinet. Go bags are on a shelf and long lenses in metal cases are in my closet. Everything has a handful of small desiccant bags scattered in.







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I store mine in drawers lined with rubber mesh for a tool cabinet.
What a collection!
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Neat project! More ambitious than anything I’ve seen before.

In most of the USA with modern heating and cooling indoor ambient humidity should be around 40%. Anywhere you store lenses with reasonable care should be dry enough to inhibit fungus. I store mine in drawers lined with rubber mesh for a tool cabinet. Go bags are on a shelf and long lenses in metal cases are in my closet. Everything has a handful of small desiccant bags scattered in.







thank you - nicely done cabinetry for your collection...
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thank you - nicely done cabinetry for your collection...
I didn't make the Hitchcock Chest! It was $50 at an estate sale.
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I didn't make the Hitchcock Chest! It was $50 at an estate sale.
no, but you have made the most of it....


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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
thank you - and that dehumidifier is perfect!

I've been looking at desiccant options - that's the best so far....
Cheers! I have two of these, plus one of the giant desiccant's lee valley sells. They all live in my lens cabinet, and I recharge them from time to time. Quite like that you can dry them out in the oven!
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