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Mid-Atlantic Mirror Making #9

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Delmarva Star Gazers will host the Ninth Mid-Atlantic Mirror Making Seminar March 20 through March 22, 2009, at the Mallard Lodge, Smyrna, DE. Mirror makers and other attendees should check into the Lodge before 11:00 AM. Activities begin at Noon, March 20, 2009. The purpose of the Seminar is to introduce proven successful mirror making techniques and practices to those wishing to make their own mirrors. Special emphasis will be placed on successfully figuring the mirror. All mirror-making materials will be furnished and expert mirror makers will be available to guide each person’s activities. We will begin with 6” F-8, 8” F-6, and 10” F-6 mirrors and tools with diamond generated curves; ready for 220 grit. Successful mirror makers will leave the Seminar with a fine-figured mirror ready for aluminizing. They will also have the skills, knowledge and confidence to repeat the process as desired. Although our purpose is to ensure each mirror maker is successful, there is no guarantee of results. Some mirror makers prefer to bring their previously started mirror projects that need some special TLC to turn them into fine optics. We encourage you to bring your project mirrors…up to 13”. Larger mirrors may be OK depending on specifics…but, please be aware that large mirrors may require more time and attention than are available in this environment. Mirror grinding, polishing, figuring and testing assistance will be provided by Steve Swayze, (Swayze Optical), David Groski (several Stellafane 1st Place Optics awards), Dr. Bill Hanagan, DAS, and several experienced mirror makers from Delmarva Star Gazers....
03/20/2009 09:00AM   —  03/22/2009 05:00PM
Smyrna DE, United States
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