2nd verse same as the first?
Well it has arrived!
After getting it unpacked from the two boxes it was sent in (one inside the other) I started setting it up with some help from @NedMan. It started easy enough, making sure it was well grounded and the air bubbles were out of the tube… well that took some high tech solutions.
As you can see from my technique, no expense was spared. Even with this setup there was still bubble issues.
A little jiggle jiggle and…
One bubble to rule them all!
As you know I am new, so I was dumbfounded on what to do, so I inquired some assistance from @NedMan. As always he had a solution, only one that someone with his background would know… He said to simply loosen the tube and turn it up slightly… .
Then @NedMan notice something from the pictures I was sending him, so he asked: “Is that hot glue on your mirrors?!?”. Yes indeed it was.
There was hot glue everywhere, only thing I could think of is that it was to try and help on shipment keep everything from moving or getting damage?!?
Alright the moment of truth, time to fire this baby up!
So far so good, I haven’t burned down the house or electrocuted myself.
Now the fun starts, alignment of the mirrors. Which wasn’t to bad this is what I had after the first test fire:
a little bit of a tweak and it was right on. Did a test burn on some cardboard and it “worked”. Just need more time to get use to how to work it with different medias. With the knowledge that it at least works, I had to call it a night.
Then today I got my new mirrors in:
Popped those babies in and got ready to start the alinement all over again, I mean hey it was simple the first time… This is where the question from the subject line comes from. lol. I mean by god! I’ll get the Y mirror lined up with the X mirror. Great centered up. Then I start to try and get the X mirror lined up with the head, and then nothing. Back track to the X mirror, well because I moved the X mirror to try and line it up with the head, it is no longer lined up with the Y mirror. Now I know that in floatingwombat’s instructions, the last four things you need are: Time (lots of time), Patience, More time and Patience, and finally several attempts. Which leads me back to my main question, how much do you all drink? lol
All in all, I am having a blast. I like puzzles so this is right up my alley. I still have some more items coming in, like my air assist, better exhaust fan setup, and some other mods for it. So here is to raising a glass with me as I get stuck head on in. Stay tuned for the next chapter: