Well, every journey starts with a first step
Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:06 AM
Hope to see you soon. I feel I have a ball-and-chain on here in SoCal.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:00 AM
Your son is your hero!
Yes he is. I'm quite proud of him. He was a challenge growing up but he's turned into a fine young man. This is our second "major" project we've done together. I'm a fused glass artist as well and a few years back we built a large kiln to support my art. It's quite the beast also and still in active use.
Edd, looking forward to seeing you when you get back. I will be bringing up my modest LX200 for the moment. Not quite an AP 3600. For the moment I'll have to worship from afar for toys like that.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:10 AM
All the hard work is worthwhile to achieve this observatory!
Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:51 PM
Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:56 PM
That is a epic pier. Sure puts my welding skill to same. Admittedly that's not hard, as I'm not terribly skilled, but he does wonders with a welder.
Don't feel bad. He's a certified aircraft welder. Before he got his degree he worked at Honeywell (use to be Garrett) making APU engines. He's certified MIG, TIG and use to weld not only stainless but exotic metals such as inconel, hastelloy and magnesium. He was headed down a not so good path in life in his teen years. He found welding and honestly, speaking as a father, it saved him. He really excels at it.
But I digress from astronomy. I will pass on all of your kind words to him. I'm sure he will appreciate it as I certainly do. Thanks.
Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:56 PM
Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:25 AM
Well cuz, that is one impressive observatory! You should get that published somewhere when you get it totally completed!
Actually there is a plan for that. Most likely by end of the summer. I'll keep you posted.