A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Murray Buckman
Date: 2021 May 7, 07:13 -0700
Thank you for this Bill. I had the mirrors of one sextant done professionally many years ago but have another worth doing, so will try this.
As for the mercury, I do wish I had spent less time, as a youth, syphoning leaded petrol by mouth from a larger tank into the small tank for the tender's outboard motor. And then there were those lovely lead toy soldiers handed down by my father which I used to suck on as a baby - I removed all the paint from them over time. And of course on those cold mid-winter road trips my parents, both smoking, would thoughtfully close the car windows so that we children would not get cold. :-)
Ah, memories. I think the damage is done.