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Old 10-10-2010, 11:15 PM   #3001
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Well, thank you very much, and we did it with your help and on just one thread!

On to the next 1,000!

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Old 10-10-2010, 11:21 PM   #3002
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Wow buddy, you have some serious equipment. I wouldn't know which one to use when. I bet you have seen some really beautiful things out there. I don't see how any light could get through that one filter.

We appreciate the great tips.
It is hard to believe, isn't it? Only 1/1,000 of one percent of the light gets past the filter. Yet you are able to see the finest of detail on the surface of the sun.

For those truly interested, the Ha line is 656.28 nm (nanometers) and the CaK line - much cooler - is 393.4 nm. Not that the sun is exactly cool anywhere, being, as it is, a nuclear furnace.

And did you know that the sun spins so quickly that it is fatter than it is tall? And that the middle spins faster than the top and bottom? Quite the interesting star is our sun.
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:26 PM   #3003
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I see I managed to forget about viewing the moon...oh, well...that will be for tomorrow night now. And yes, even the moon needs a special filter. Nothing like the sun, but it still needs to be damped down a whole lot so it doesn't blow your night vision away.
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It is hard to believe, isn't it? Only 1/1,000 of one percent of the light gets past the filter. Yet you are able to see the finest of detail on the surface of the sun.

For those truly interested, the Ha line is 656.28 nm (nanometers) and the CaK line - much cooler - is 393.4 nm. Not that the sun is exactly cool anywhere, being, as it is, a nuclear furnace.

And did you know that the sun spins so quickly that it is fatter than it is tall? And that the middle spins faster than the top and bottom? Quite the interesting star is our sun.
Our Sun is very interesting for sure, does the Sun have anything solid to it or does anyone know? I wish I had started to get into the solar system way on back, I might know a little something about it now. To say the solar system is amazing is an understatement.

By the way, I love that beautiful piece of wood your filter is resting on, that kinda looks familiar.
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Our Sun is very interesting for sure, does the Sun have anything solid to it or does anyone know? I wish I had started to get into the solar system way on back, I might know a little something about it now. To say the solar system is amazing is an understatement.

By the way, I love that beautiful piece of wood your filter is resting on, that kinda looks familiar.
Oh, so you recognize that piece of wood then?

Our sun is a nuclear furnace, and we think it is a giant ball of gas. It is quite possible that the inner core is liquid due to the extreme pressure that it is under.

There are, in fact, solar telescopes which orbit the sun and they are constantly taking pictures. Incidentally, Hubble cannot look at the sun - it would be destroyed.
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Wow buddy, you have some serious equipment. I wouldn't know which one to use when. I bet you have seen some really beautiful things out there. I don't see how any light could get through that one filter.

We appreciate the great tips.
It is alot darker than welding lens btw I know I did use #14 and #16 welding lens and a mite too bright for most peoples.( I used the #16 for carbon arc luminires to finetune it )

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It is alot darker than welding lens btw I know I did use #14 and #16 welding lens and a mite too bright for most peoples.( I used the #16 for carbon arc luminires to finetune it )

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Hi Marc:

Yes, you can use a #14 welders lens, which does in fact make it safe to view the sun. But it won't show you any details at all, except for an eclipse - which is what those lenses are usually used for.

I have never tried the #16 for carbon arc...is that darker?
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Oh, so you recognize that piece of wood then?

Our sun is a nuclear furnace, and we think it is a giant ball of gas. It is quite possible that the inner core is liquid due to the extreme pressure that it is under.

There are, in fact, solar telescopes which orbit the sun and they are constantly taking pictures. Incidentally, Hubble cannot look at the sun - it would be destroyed.
Whew, I just caught myself from asking a really stupid question. I was going to ask, "are you saying there are telescopes circling the Sun". Well, ka ding, the Earth circles the Sun. I sure am glad I didn't ask that question.
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Whew, I just caught myself from asking a really stupid question. I was going to ask, "are you saying there are telescopes circling the Sun". Well, ka ding, the Earth circles the Sun. I sure am glad I didn't ask that question.
That's right...there are telescopes - dedicated for solar observation - orbiting the sun out in space as we speak.

One of them has a cute nickname. Several years ago our local university was involved in building one of the scopes for solar observing - it has only a 6" mirror - which is the same size as my first home made mirror.

You may know that the Hubble's mirror is about 90"...so they nicknamed the little one that Canada sent up there "the Humble"...
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Jim: I have a question for you - or anyone else for that matter who has done this before.

It seems to me that you could use some sort of simple jig to make it much easier to line up and attach the cabinet slides. Do I recall that someone - Kreg maybe? - has a commercially available one?

Anyway, I just made up a wood jig which clamps to the side of the cabinet to sit the slides on.

So the question is, what did you use for mounting? Something like this, or is there a better solution...thanks.
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I have a jig for the Blum slides, but have not seen one for full extensions.

Looks like what you have done there would work fine.
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I have a jig for the Blum slides, but have not seen one for full extensions.

Looks like what you have done there would work fine.
Thanks jl...I kind of think that most of the better manufacturers might make their own jigs. After all, the easier they can make the installation process, the more product they are likely to sell.

This very simple guide seems to be working, but another little problem has reared its' ugly head.

Now, it seems, that when I did the dadoes for the back end of the drawers, that I might have made them about 1/16" or so too deep. This has had the effect of making the back end of the drawers about 1/8" narrower than the front. Not too clever of me.

So, now I am in the process of making an adjustable jig to make shims to fix that. Should be done very shortly.
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OK, jig is made, just waiting for some glue to set.

I did a test fit of one of the door panels, and it looks about like this. There is just one coat of varnish on the panel so far, just as a sealer more than anything.
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Jim: I have a question for you - or anyone else for that matter who has done this before.

It seems to me that you could use some sort of simple jig to make it much easier to line up and attach the cabinet slides. Do I recall that someone - Kreg maybe? - has a commercially available one?

Anyway, I just made up a wood jig which clamps to the side of the cabinet to sit the slides on.

So the question is, what did you use for mounting? Something like this, or is there a better solution...thanks.
Buddy, that is as good a way as any to get the slide square. One of my nephews who worked for me for 22 years use to use a framing square and make a line where the slide went, he would drive a 4d nail on the line at the front and back so the slide could sit on the nails and be screwed in place. I am with jl, I have the Blum slide jig also but I am not aware of one for the full extension slides.

When I built a unit with full extension slides I would always installed my slides on the cabinet sides before I put the unit together, it was just easier that way for me.
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Jim: I have a question for you - or anyone else for that matter who has done this before.

So the question is, what did you use for mounting? Something like this, or is there a better solution...thanks.
Typically I make something along the lines of your photo. There are several brands of slides and I have yet to find the one-fits-all version for height and level.

If your doing several drawers of the same height I'll do all the left sides then reverse the jig and do all the right ones. Then move it down and start the next sets. For some reason this makes the process go quicker for me. I guess it has something to do with performing repeated tasks

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