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Chuck Jennings
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Delmarva Mirror Making
      #5677416 - 02/13/13 10:50 AM

Who's going and what will you be working on?

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tim53
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Re: Delmarva Mirror Making new [Re: Chuck Jennings]
      #5677439 - 02/13/13 10:59 AM

I'm not going again this year, but I wish I were!!!

I need to keep working on making mirrors so I can gradually build up to making my own 1-meter mirror!

-Tim.


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Pinbout
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Re: Delmarva Mirror Making new [Re: tim53]
      #5677535 - 02/13/13 11:48 AM

Quote:

I'm not going again this year, but I wish I were!!!





same here!! but I'm only 3hrs away not across the country.
and I have sooo many mirror to work on too...


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Chuck Jennings
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Re: Delmarva Mirror Making new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5677705 - 02/13/13 01:34 PM

Hopefully you guys can make it next year, but you're going to miss my 16"x3/4" slumped F3. :-)

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Re: Delmarva Mirror Making new [Re: Chuck Jennings]
      #5677737 - 02/13/13 01:56 PM

Aren't there like 6 of you guys doin' that this year?

I have a couple 10in blanks I like to slump into at least 12.5in...

Can ya help a brotha out?


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Chuck Jennings
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Re: Delmarva Mirror Making new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5677845 - 02/13/13 03:14 PM

Yes, there are 6 of us, although I'm not certain that all 6 will be at the mirror making, there should be 4 of us there.

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hbanich
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Re: Delmarva Mirror Making new [Re: Chuck Jennings]
      #5677965 - 02/13/13 04:29 PM

Hi Chuck, please let us know how it goes working on the slumped blanks, I'm especially interested in hearing how figuring goes - thanks!

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Chuck Jennings
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Re: Delmarva Mirror Making new [Re: hbanich]
      #5677991 - 02/13/13 04:48 PM

No problem, I'll keep you guys posted. I'll more than likely start a separate thread. Is anyone planning on at least stopping by the event?

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Re: Delmarva Mirror Making new [Re: Chuck Jennings]
      #5678055 - 02/13/13 05:36 PM

how are you supporting the back of the mirror while working it?

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Dick Parker
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Re: Delmarva Mirror Making new [Re: Chuck Jennings]
      #5678172 - 02/13/13 06:52 PM

Yes. I plan to be there. I, too, will be interested in not only the blanks, but f/3.

Dick Parker


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Mirzam
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Re: Delmarva Mirror Making new [Re: Dick Parker]
      #5678308 - 02/13/13 08:30 PM

I'm planning to go and work on a couple smaller mirrors for a change. I have an 8" quartz f/7 in progress that hopefully will be polished in time, plus another 8" that has some weird surface contamination that I'll try to get rid of.

It will be great to see the slumped mirror activities.

JimC


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cheapersleeper
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Re: Delmarva Mirror Making new [Re: Mirzam]
      #5678456 - 02/13/13 10:02 PM

Can't it be held in Texas once in a while? For variety??

B


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tim53
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Re: Delmarva Mirror Making new [Re: Chuck Jennings]
      #5678561 - 02/13/13 11:12 PM

Quote:

Hopefully you guys can make it next year, but you're going to miss my 16"x3/4" slumped F3. :-)




Oh man! I want one!

-Tim.


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stevetaylor199
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Re: Delmarva Mirror Making new [Re: tim53]
      #5683660 - 02/16/13 02:43 PM

This will be my first time out. I am totally new to mirror making. I have a GSO 8" F6 mirror that needs some help, so I will be bringing that.

In fact, I'm toying with the idea of getting a 10" GSO dob and bringing the F5 mirror from that as well. Would it be possible to assess both mirrors at the beginning of the session, and then choose the more,um, interesting one to work on and finish?


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Mirzam
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Re: Delmarva Mirror Making new [Re: stevetaylor199]
      #5683770 - 02/16/13 03:52 PM

Yes. You can assess and then choose. It would be good to let the instructors know your plans so that they have tools available for your two options.

JimC


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stevetaylor199
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Re: Delmarva Mirror Making new [Re: Mirzam]
      #5683785 - 02/16/13 03:59 PM

Awesome. I'll let them know. Thanks Jim, looking fwd to meeting you.

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JIM262
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Re: Delmarva Mirror Making new [Re: stevetaylor199]
      #5686063 - 02/17/13 10:02 PM

I was there last year and completed a 10" F5.5. It turned out real good and I was very happy with it. Delmarva Mirror Making Group are a real bunch of nice people, great experience and I will be back next year to finish a 12.5" mirror I started 30 years ago.

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