Beware of steven swayze.
I have 17.5", 16" Custom dob. made myself.
Twenty months ago, I ordered him a 22 " f 3.75 mirrors.
Half of the total cost was paid.
He promised to make it within three months.
It has been 20 months since then.
To be honest, I thought three months was ridiculous.
So I thought about waiting for a year.
He doesn't intend to make mirror.
He makes excuses every day.
He only thinks about how to get out of this situation.
So I asked him to take pictures of progress.
But he sent me some pictures that might not be a mirror.
When I asked him several more times, he sent me the same picture.
I asked my friend who made mirror.
He says, " it just started working on this picture. "
Because he only made a small mirror, the big mirror asked the swayze.
so, Four months ago I asked him to send me what he had made so far.
Then, he replied that he would send the goods.
I had planned to put the blank to another person and finish it.
Further, I sent an email to discuss additional costs.
However, he says he keeps making excuses and doesn't know when to deliver.
At the end of the day he is utterly unwilling to send it to me.
I think perhaps this is one of these circumstances.
1. He had no intention of making a mirror from the beginning.
2. He bought a blank and sold it in the middle.
3. He has no blank.
He offers a cheap price, put the contract down, and ask for half or total cost.
Then, it seems like don't send mirror.
There is a Japanese who has suffered the same case with me.
I ordered Mirror and found out the case after several days.
He ordered a couple of years ago at 22 " f 3.75 mirror.
He waited for three years. But eventually, he received only the mirror blank.
Moreover, he had already paid the total amount.
Read what he wrote.
Because it is written in Japanese, I used Google Translation.
The Japanese commissioned Mirror Blank to complete Fuji optics.
As mentioned in the article
Fujioptic says it is a very messy mirror.
Is this the result of three years of waiting?
Mr. Taguchi sent the image of the mirror before the modified polishing by the automatic Foucault tester, but the state of the surface is "It is still far from the parabolic surface and it is slightly advanced from the spherical surface, Surface roughness is conspicuous, though I thought that it was a little better, but when it comes to corrected polishing from this state, it will take quite some time and technology. " Surface accuracy (PV) is 1.69 λ.
I think swayze might have made the mirror well, but it seems like it's not now.
Especially, the big, short F mirror seems to be incapable of producing. Or maybe it's just the path of a swindler.
I leave this post in hope that I don't want someone like me to come up with such a thing.
I honestly don't know whether or not I'll be able to take the mirror blank, but I try to do my best.
I will post the situation again later.
One might say that it is 20 months long and is too hasty.
However, the Japanese have already gone through the same thing,
and he has no intention of producing Mirror.
He also promised to send me a blank.
Edited by kim won jun, 22 September 2017 - 02:58 AM.