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Photos from Hatteras Lens Restoration - Many Photos

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Postby shirin » Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:06 am


Ok folks, finally got up a bunch of photos last night.

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Woody at work.

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The frame work.

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Jim Dunlap hard at work.

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The guys being interview by Aaron Tulle of the local NBC news. Yes - the lens work made television coverage although very short and at the end of the entire newscast for the evening.

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Beth inspecting her work on painting the litharge to seal it. We did quite a bit of painting the litharge and cleaning the panels while we were there.


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A lampists workstation - Beth and I were also responsible for power sanding the rust and junk off of the ends of each of the frames for the center panels.

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A very familiar site during our week volunteering. Beth must have taken an enourmous amount of photos! Definitely more than I did.


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Prep work being done to be able to hoist those upper cats into place once assembly started.

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Close up of a panel with missing litharge and shims that were to be replaced.

Ok, that should keep you guys busy for a bit until I can get some more photos up to post.
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Postby Hersh » Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:33 am


THANKS SHIRIN !!!!!

These are great, I can't wait to see more. You guys are truly lucky to have been involved in this project.
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Postby plebetkin » Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:34 pm


the pictures make the experience so that all can share -- also provides some interesting details that books somehow don't include
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Postby Pharoslvr » Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:20 pm


Great photo coverage! Apparently you didn't have to wear protective masks when working close to the litharge.

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Postby shirin » Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:51 pm


No, we didn't have masks for the litharge work. I'm hoping that modern day window glazing now minus the lead, which is what we used isn't typically used with a mask? I usually don't do windows so I have no clue there. Either way I guess it's a little to late for a mask. But we had oh so much fun with the fumes from the paint thinner.
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Postby Pharoslvr » Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:23 pm


That's true, modern day caulking-compound isn't a problem...but lead-based litharge is. That is one or the reasons why it is being "coated"...for containment purposes. I was of the impression that some existing litharge was still located on some of the brass frames and on the ends of some of the prisms and either had to be removed (and replaced by modern-day caulking) or be coated with paint.
Maybe all lead-based litharge was removed prior to the present work being done.


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Postby shirin » Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:54 pm


No Brent, you're right. There was still some original litharge left that was not removed from the panels. Some prisms were still right at home in the original litharge so they were left as they were and then painted to seal them.
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:06 pm


Shirin,

Can't thank you enough for sharing in your experience. I find the project fascinating and I am sure I am joined in envy by many here who wished they could have participated.

Thanks for the photos .. hope more are following ...

Beth?

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Postby Terry_Pepper » Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:32 am


Shirin - thanks for posting the photos. I have been eagerly anticipating seeing some images of the work in progress, and hope that one of you will post some of the catadioptric panels being placed and of the final assembly.

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Postby shirin » Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:40 am


Hopefully those photos of the panels being placed back in the frame will come from Judy or Beth. I unfortunately have this darn day job I have to attend to this week otherwise I don't have money for my future lighthouse trips.
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Postby Hersh » Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:09 am


Wow, I had to look through this set of photos again..

You guys really took part in a historic event. You were in there getting your hands dirty re-building what is probably the most famous piece of lighthouse history in the country!!!! To actually have that experience I'm sure will be something you never forget, and I can only imagine the pride you'll feel once you see it completed (as completed as it can get anyway) and on public display.
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Postby shirin » Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:37 am


Well, not only can it be said that we've left our mark on history. But history made it's mark on me. I ended up cutting my hand on the jagged edges of one of the prisms one day so that was my comment for that day....to be touched by history - At least it wasn't something major just a minor cut. Unlike one of the lampists who had a little run in with a power drill one afternoon.
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Postby Terry_Pepper » Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:40 am


Oh my God - BLOOD - grab the rubber gloves, face mask, spill kit, bleach and biohazard disposal bag.

Wait .... that was blood-borne pathogens training at work last week - this is just an online bulletin board.

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Postby shirin » Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:47 am


Oh trust me, I went over all that biohazard and first aid training here too. Gotta love working in a lab! Beth and I missed the drilling incident as we were out shopping and having a little fun creating special t-shirts to commerate our trip.
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Postby Hersh » Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:08 am


We've got to see pictures of the shirts.....
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