I'm working on it, a lot more out than in lately, a ways to go.
I do these scopes for a few specific reasons:
I enjoy the work.
I enjoy the finished work.
I have a passion for the preservation of the scopes.
The last item above has the least attention, thus this string entry. I simply told my brother (long ago) to get to this forum and find a few select people, explaining the situation. After some discussion with this forum, he should be able to get three or so to come over for a week or week plus. Fly them in if not local, let them get things lined up, let them have the deal of a lifetime for their help (candy store to the lucky helpers), and then 'let er rip'. (contacts NOT open for discussion)
Attention given to end users if possible, least attention given to flippers though they have there place in estate clean ups, some scopes already designated (if still here) such as the Criterion 10" Observatory bell pier LOADED that goes to XXXX best man at my wedding who has an observatory for it, etc. I have some friends local here, family friends, that are vintage classic scope aficionados as well. All great people, sharp, discerning, and with the frame of mind to 'git er done'.
I have thought about it for some time, and have discussed this family wise. At the moment it would still be way overwhelming for my family alone. I bowed out of the recent CENSUS string as there is No Way to list just the full set ups not to mention the ones that are practically complete....and the parts- zowwie.
I think it is no more a situation than any chronic collection, coins, CARS (lol, love the opening for the word here mods ), or sea shells that she sells. I do what feels right about it, take input from those that might have to deal with it, and by doing what's reasonable I can leave them in peace whatever the scopes fate. Let Karma have them, I might have some say on that from over there. Ohh, donations are to take place as well since I've given quite a few away locally, particularly to the Boy Scouts that I've participated with quite a bit in programs.
Edited by apfever, 14 January 2018 - 09:05 AM.