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[Feb. 16th, 2014|06:35 am]
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Yesterday was less than ideal. Some physical symptoms combined to have me feel lousy through most of the day. I also discovered that my couch project was doomed: instead of a cross brace coming loose, which i could fix using some of the neat brackets i found at the hardware store last visit, the frame is broken. (Or both problems.) The broken frame is a bit of a death knell.


So, must find yet another couch again. Fortunately, while broken, it's comfortable, so it's not an urgent choice.

Instead of shopping for a couch, which i dread, i sat on the broken couch and spent time looking for a light tripod (meFOTO line) and for neutral density filters in Cokin A sizes. Surely there must be closets full of the filters out there, but not on eBay. There are knock off versions of Cokin P sizes: which is very tempting, except then i'm left with my Cokin As sitting in my closet.

I think the main thing is that so much of what Cokin did in the past is so much better done in software -- but the neutral density is impossible to replicate.

Anyhow, i've spent hours again looking at filters.

I'm half way through my four-day weekend, knowing the rest of yesterday was very much needed yet wishing i'd DONE something. I did practice taking white-box photos of things to sell or give away, including a Cokin filter and some 62mm filters that i probably picked up at a yard sale. (If you want a 62 mm Hoya skylight 1B or Tiffen blue 80B, just say the word. The Cokin is a linear filter which does not play well with autofocus.)

Today has social & Meeting commitments.


From: mopalia
2014-02-16 09:16 pm (UTC)
A broken frame may not be a death knell, if all that has happened is that a frame piece is now 2 pieces - there are clever things that can be done. Depending on how much you love the sofa, I suspect I can fix it. If you want to consider options, send me a photo or 3.
OTOH, I am swamped for the next 2 weeks. And, you may secretly want a new sofa, in which case, ignore this. ;)
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2014-02-16 10:30 pm (UTC)
It's not so much a matter of love, but a matter of good time/money after bad. I'll send you some photos of the interior wood. Cheap softwood with the most adhoc interior construction. I've already repaired and added to interior bracing in the back.

There are metal plates at OSH i can imagine using to make the repair: i just imagine that in six months some other bit will go south.
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