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    Re: � � � Re: Doug Royer's Artifici al Horizon
    From: Doug Royer
    Date: 2005 Feb 25, 13:38 -0800

    An afterthought.  Depending how much $$ you want to put into it, and how
    much weight the "fragile factor" has, perhaps a piece of polished stainless
    steel or chromed steel?
    That may be a good idea. Someone else can do it though. I'm happy with the
    performance of the plexiglass AH. It suits my purposes.
    Just for future referance plexiglass comes in sheet thicknesses up to 2
    inches that I'm aware of.
    We use it on many shipboard applications.All the way from 1/32 in thick
    clear sheets for chart table coverings to 3/4 in thick clear and smoked for
    portholes or windows.We always have sheets of 1 in thick p.g. in one of the
    lockers for emergency use on board.
    > Bill> I was thinking of a piece of Plexiglas 3/8 or half an inch thick,
    > inches round, with the three leveling screws maybe an inch in from the
    > Do you
    > think it would work? The stuff isn't THAT limber, is it?
    Plexiglass at 3/8 in thick is NOT limber. Especially at an 8 in diam piece.
    I mean if someone would stand on it or grab the edges and flexed it it would
    bend etc. It's more durable/less fragile than is glass. There are trade offs
    in useing it though. One is it isn't quite as reflective as glass.Another is
    it scratches/blemishes easier.

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