Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Forkner Fresnel Focuser Moves to the Garden

I finished the fork today. This will always be outside :

There are 2 other parts that can be taken inside and stored when not in use, here they are , mounted on the fork :

We are going to have a lot of fun with this device. If I can figure out how to not blind people who stand near it. But that is why I built it , control rods are the next step with the Sun shining . Then a small copper boiler to make steam , and a whistle that goes off at noon. Remember, it's 650 degrees somewhere on the top of that little aluminium table. It ain't Farrington Daniels , but it sure is fun. My mother's garden is the coolest place in West Texas right now, That spot has always rolled around , and we won't have it long, but right now, right here, we got our hands around it.

Shop painting almost done -

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