[Darkroom] Granite Counters and naming

Shålaco Sching shalaco at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 18:40:30 UTC 2010

How about the absolute, unqualified, categorical, complete, total,
downright, outright, utter, out-and-out, undiluted, unequivocal, untempered,
veritable, perfect risk lab.


On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 8:11 PM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:

> Oh you rebel you. Way to flout the threading system.
> I like the Unmititgated Risk lab.
> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 7:23 PM, Ben Rupert <meowdip at gmail.com> wrote:
> >  I had forgotten about the radioactive nature of granite.  It's a
> > serious concern and I think we should avoid using it.  As for the exopy
> > resin coating, I'm not sure.  We don't use them in chemistry labs
> > because they aren't resistant enough, but I don't think we'll be using
> > the worst of those chemicals (like strong oxidizers or concentrated
> > nitric acid) in the darkroom.  I think some epoxies are sensitive to
> > acetone and even concentrated acetic acid though, so we'll have to be
> > careful about choosing the right one.  If we can find formica it would
> > certainly do the job.  I guess I'm fine with the epoxy myself if we can
> > find information showing the resistance to chemicals we expect to use
> > for the specific formulation we're using.  This information should be
> > available from the manufacturer.
> >  As for a name, I have come up with a bunch of fairly bad ideas.  I've
> > never let that stop me before, so here they are:
> >  The most obvious and least interesting would be Optics Lab or Imaging
> Lab.
> >  Since the space is small and dark and once you go in you can't come
> > and go until you're done your time (that is, until you're done making
> > prints, etc), it could be nicknamed Solitary Confinement.
> >  It could also be called the Physical Sciences Closet.  Then people who
> > use the space could be closet scientists.
> >  Again owing to the small box-like quality of the space and the fact
> > that the inside is painted black, it could be the Black Box.  This also
> > works as people will see us bringing materials in and finished product
> > out, but can't watch the process from the outside.
> >  Since we will be using chemicals, lasers and high voltage in there is
> > could also be the Unmitigated Risk Lab.
> >
> > Hopefully someone (maybe even me?) will come up with something better
> > for a name.
> >
> > Ben
> >
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