At 09:57 PM 9/3/2005, [log in to unmask] wrote:
>If one could get enough 7/32" splicing tape, this might work. Exposed
>adhesive could be deactivated with talcum powder or corn starch, a
>technique that was
>used to salvage sticky "Scotch Tape" splices in reused tape in the very early
>days. It is hard to imagine the tediousness of this process though.
>Another approach to the problem might be to use the sound head of a film
>projector equipped for magnetic sound. In most (at least Kodak), the
>track is read
>by a movable head while the medium is bent around a rotating drum, flattening
>it and providing a rigid backing. One might also mount a film projector head
>assembly (if you can find one) on a tape deck so it could read the track from
>the tape threaded so that it rapped part way around the pressure roller.
>Just a couple of wild ideas!
Thanks for the ideas.
I think you understand completely when you say:
"It is hard to imagine the tediousness of this process though."
But this would be better than what I'm doing.
The other alternative is to "nail" pieces down to a board and then
figure out how to move the head down the board at a constant speed.
Looking at this reel will cause the tape to snap.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
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