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#1 Tom T

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Posted 06 May 2003 - 09:10 AM

Ok - so this is a thinly designed post to crow about the fact that I finally got my Dob (10" f7.5 swayze) back from Rob Teeter! :jump:

I can't wait to get it out and try the binoviewer with it, but looks like I'm going to have to... Weather for the week looks TERRIBLE. I thought I'd be able to sneak under the new scope curse since it's only a new structure. Guess I was wrong. :bawling:

Oh well, it's got to clear SOMETIME.

:)

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Posted 06 May 2003 - 03:55 PM

Tom T.,
OK so where is the picture?Can't talk about your new baby without a picture :D.Really you know it must feel like you just got a new scope so hence the clouds,you just weren't thinking the right way :grin:.Congratulations.

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Posted 06 May 2003 - 05:43 PM

Nice boat Tom! Make it yourself?

Being from Michigan, Tom T. should post a picture of his snow covered scope, or perhaps viewing in the fog. :)

He could have a little beacon for the photons to use to find their way.

Ron

PS: We are just as anxious for your "first" light as you are.

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Posted 06 May 2003 - 07:53 PM

Hey Tom,

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It's actually in front of Teeters garage - been raining here and I haven't had a chance to take any more pics.

:)

T

PS - is this hitting you over there too? Sorry about that....

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Posted 06 May 2003 - 07:54 PM

Nice boat Tom! Make it yourself?

Being from Michigan, Tom T. should post a picture of his snow covered scope, or perhaps viewing in the fog. :)

He could have a little beacon for the photons to use to find their way.

Ron

PS: We are just as anxious for your "first" light as you are.


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Posted 06 May 2003 - 08:01 PM

Tom T.;

The nice boat was for Mr. Tom Munroe. What you have is an oil derrick. :foreheadslap:

An over due derrick I may add. Of course this will mean I'll have two weeks of bad viewing too. Arg!

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Posted 06 May 2003 - 08:04 PM

Hey, I'll take the blame for Canadian weather, but AZ is a little to far away.

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Posted 06 May 2003 - 08:12 PM

Your influence ranges far and wide Tom. However; in AZ's case we're up wind. :D

How about a pic of you in the garage, bino-viewer (label blacked out)installed waiting for the skies to clear? Use a flash if you have to. :jump:

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Posted 07 May 2003 - 12:26 AM

That's a real beauty Tom T.I don't see those stickers though :D Yes it's been nasty here too weatherwise but I don't get out very much anyway,the knees are way too sore to even sit still for any time.Anybody know how to replace knee joints?I think my surgeon is taking a mail order course he is soooo slow :bawling:
Yes that is one of my boats.I do that for fun too.It was finished 4 years ago and was in a museum for 2 years untill I brought it home again.I'm making a better one now and my grown daughter has dibs on it :D Here's a better picture,hope you don't mind the off topic things too much.

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Posted 07 May 2003 - 07:17 AM

I'm impressed Tom - moreso being all thumbs at constructive type things myself.

You do that from scratch or a kit?

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Posted 07 May 2003 - 09:01 AM

Tom M;

If you didn't use glue sticks you wouldn't have all that stringy stuff all over your ship. :)

It's really to bad the camera doesn't do your work justice. I really admire work like your's. I would imagine you have other boats that you've built and if you have the bandwidth I for one would be interested in seeing what you have done. You have access to my private email address; push all you care to, I have a broadband connection.

Great Work. It ties in here if we mention sextent (see this on how to use one: http://www.columbia....gabe/howto.html ) :)

And navigation by the stars...help me guys, I'm really reaching here!

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Posted 07 May 2003 - 11:17 AM

Thanks Fellas,
Yes you start with a "kit".You basiclly get plans and lumber.It takes some patience and if you have a degree in languages it would help too :-).The translations are very funny at times.If they wanted you to drill a certain sized hole say 1/2 mm they say"practice a .05mm hole" It gets very amusing at times.I often use "bino" magnifiers(got it in there ok?)to see what I'm working on.Those rope ladders that go up the masts you see pirates climbing in movies are all hand made one knot at a time,takes hundreds of hours alone and yes it helps if you can be creative with glue gun strings:-)...just kidding,no glue guns.I'll make a higher resolution pic just once for here but will talk to Ron off forum.Thanks for letting me show this stuff here I'm very proud of my ships.Want to buy one?That one sells for $3000 US on the market :-O.I'm selling some stuff to get a new "kit" that costs $700US and because I have my Denkmeier binoviewer I can sell all my mono EP's I no longer use(got it in there again)Who would of thought a binoviewer would make you money :-) .I made a better pic but it still isn't so good resolution wise :confused:You can't tell here but those "strings"are in fact tiny real rope!no thread :D

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Posted 08 May 2003 - 10:43 PM

Tom;

You got to stop posting pics of your rebuilt Lurch. Everytime you do I get one step closer to rebuilding mine and I'm just not ready to do so. The last one in your driveway with your new chair/stand was just about too much.

My wife has several projects in mind before I tackle that and you are making it very difficult. My only "satisfaction" are your re-occuring cloudy nights! :shocked:

And the standard has been set quite high if I may add.

Hope you get to enjoy it soon so you'll return to normal!

Ron

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 09:10 PM

STILL Cloudy. My CSC has looked like this for a week now...

(and looks to look like it for another week)

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 09:26 PM

Oh, I was going to ask. Is it even working? Hate to have you worked up over a program that froze days ago.

Ron :p

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 09:35 PM

Well, I just stuck my head out the window to check -

Anybody got a towel?

:p

T

PS - I think the problem stems from the fact that the WEEK before I got Lurch back, a buddy had a portaball delivered.

I think the two of us have locked up the midwest for the next month.

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 01:06 AM

Thanks a bunch Tom T.I was thinking it was because I decided to revamp my observatory and it is open to the weather a bit,hence the rain and wind<g>.I bet when I finally get it sealed up the rain will stop.I had to squeegy 1/4" of water out today :-(. It's 02:00 and I'm going to limp out again to take more water out!Boy can I ever pick the weather.So maybe I helped with the bad weather too and it's just not "Lurch" :-).

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 11:19 AM

So maybe I helped with the bad weather too and it's just not "Lurch" :-).


More than willing to share the blame Tom. :) But the REAL question is - how do we get it cleared up? I'm debating a sacrifice to the astro-gods.... ;)

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 04:40 PM

Tom -

The sacrifice - IT'S WORKING!!!!!

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My CSC!!!!!

Tom T.

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Posted 13 May 2003 - 12:57 AM

Tom,
The PortaBall brought two great nights of viewing as soon as I had it home (I owe this to good clean living), then the rain started. Tonight it was clear and the moon made a nice target at 300x. I'm not used to this much aperture and I think I am blinded in one eye. Spoke to Russ today and the Denkmeier Two should be here in a few weeks so my right eye can recover!
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