dlwebb at canit.se
Fri Oct 9 07:44:57 JST 2009
On Thu, 8 Oct 2009, jkoptic at juno.com wrote:
> Dominic, wax does not flow like pitch and can be considered a solid while pitch can be considered a liquid. When Mel puts a thin coat of wax onto a pitch lap, it is the pitch under the wax that conforms during pressing. If you use "honeycomb foundation" for a lap as described in the old Amateur Telescope Making books, you must use it on top of a pitch base so that flow can occur during pressing.
> Jarvis Krumbein
Thanks. My efforts have been in direction of replacing pitch.
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