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Old 10-17-2010, 11:07 PM   #3196
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Wrong end, sorry...
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:14 PM   #3197
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Gorgeous day here today...crisp and cool. Earlier I heard a lot of yapping outside and went to see what was going on.

It turned out to be a bunch of the boys from the C.G. playing with boats. For over an hour they just sat - engines off - drifting very slowly with the tide. Not that I blame them, it was, after all, a windless day and nice and warm in the sun.

All at taxpayer's expense please note...
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:18 PM   #3198
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My good friend Randy shot this picture of Comet Hartley 2. The exposure is for 5 minutes.

If you are looking through a scope at this comet, you aren't likely to get this good a view. The nucleus is almost impossible to spot by eye, unless you have a very large scope.
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The counter top is looking beautiful!

Thanks for posting the pic of Comet Hartley 2. That's really neat.

How can you tell the difference between a comet and a star?
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Incidentally, I should mention that Hartley is now traveling 3 every day, which is a very long way in our night sky.
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The counter top is looking beautiful!

Thanks for posting the pic of Comet Hartley 2. That's really neat.

How can you tell the difference between a comet and a star?
That's actually very easy.

A star will always be a point of light without exception.

A comet will always have a head of sorts, usually somewhat fuzzy, and sometimes with a bright nucleus.

It may or may not have a tail. Comets occasionally may have two separate tails in slightly different directions. The tail(s) will always face away from the sun. This is caused by the solar wind.

It is not often that we get comets that are easily visible to the human eye without optical aid. Perhaps one of the best known is Halley's comet, which is usually visible without aid. Halley's won't be around again until 2061, so I doubt very much most of us will be here to see it - except for the grand kids.
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Buddy, that was some serious precision cutting, just beautiful!!!

Looks like ya'lls swabbies are chillin out taking advantage of the beauty and wonderful weather. Good on them (I was a swabbie ya know)

That is a beautiful shot of Comet Hartley 2. I have been reading and man there is so much stuff going on in outer space it is unreal. The Quasar was one thing that really amazed me, I still don't see how it puts out that beam of light.

Are you getting to see the meteor shower tonight?
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Buddy, that was some serious precision cutting, just beautiful!!!

Looks like ya'lls swabbies are chillin out taking advantage of the beauty and wonderful weather. Good on them (I was a swabbie ya know)

That is a beautiful shot of Comet Hartley 2. I have been reading and man there is so much stuff going on in outer space it is unreal. The Quasar was one thing that really amazed me, I still don't see how it puts out that beam of light.

Are you getting to see the meteor shower tonight?
Just to show you how much I'm keeping up with things...I didn't even know there was a shower tonight!!!

But I did spend a little time on the roof for the last one, and I got to see some terrific meteors. I might go up top later to see what's going on.

Then again - I just looked outside and there is a very heavy haze in the sky - so no meteor viewing tonight from here.
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You need a telescope with fog lights on it to see through the haze. lol
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Jim, the most difficult part of all that cutting was keeping the spaces between the tiles even from the front side to the back side of the counter.

All the tiles are fan shaped, so both sides were always cut. Just using my marking guide alone would have made those front to back spaces tapered. I definitely did not want any taper, as I was aiming for just under a 1/8" space between all the tiles.

The front side tiles are 20" long, so as you can see there just wasn't any room for error there. I only managed to mis-cut one tile...I just hope it isn't the one I need to finish the job at the end!
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Bonsoir Keith.,

Wowie that is one heckva a good work to cut the tiles on the curved counter top I know not very many peoples can do that kind of task in that fashon.

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I agree that Keith has raised the bar for all of us. I'm looking forward to seeing what's next.
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Jim, the most difficult part of all that cutting was keeping the spaces between the tiles even from the front side to the back side of the counter.

All the tiles are fan shaped, so both sides were always cut. Just using my marking guide alone would have made those front to back spaces tapered. I definitely did not want any taper, as I was aiming for just under a 1/8" space between all the tiles.

The front side tiles are 20" long, so as you can see there just wasn't any room for error there. I only managed to mis-cut one tile...I just hope it isn't the one I need to finish the job at the end!
Keith I can see where you had to do some might close cutting, 1/8 inch spacing equals to 1/16 each side of the space so that means you have to be dead on, as any variance would show being that close. I would have messed up way more than one piece. Another thing was getting the position of your post on a piece that has no straight edges and at an angle at that, that is tough in any body's book. Amazing, just amazing.
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Keith I can see where you had to do some might close cutting, 1/8 inch spacing equals to 1/16 each side of the space so that means you have to be dead on, as any variance would show being that close. I would have messed up way more than one piece. Another thing was getting the position of your post on a piece that has no straight edges and at an angle at that, that is tough in any body's book. Amazing, just amazing.
Thanks again Jim. I see you noticed the angle problem with the two posts as well.

I was originally going to make up a cardboard template and then transfer that to the tile. But given the almost zero tolerance I had to play with, I figured that would be just one more place for a small cumulative error to creep in. So the end solution was to draw the cuts directly on to the tile and pray.

In boatbuilding, one often encounters such problems and there are several ways of dealing with them. I used a parallel rule system to get the lines right on the tiles. Luckily, it all worked out well.

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