As I anticipated a month ago already, I’m packing away my still-incomplete mirror to get on with the demands of Real LifeTM. My wife is expecting to deliver our third child in a little over a week, I am about to start exams, and my employer will have me travelling. I gather many ATM projects have died this way – they get put aside for a while, to be resumed on some future date that never comes.
The good news is that this will not happen. I will not let more than one month pass before putting glass to glass again. Any longer than that and my telescope will turn into one of those multiple-year projects. If I’m going to master this stuff, I need to complete a LOT of telescopes before I get old!