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Sunday January 5, 2003

It's the first test of the new table top.  The table top is a combination of plywood, sorbothane spheres, more plywood, a layer of tiles (for weight) and sheet steel on top of a single 16" motorcycle inner tube.  The base of the table is my rolling file cabinet.

I've done a quick and dirty interferometer setup just to get a feel for how stable this configuration is going to be.  It turned out that the fringes settle (see below) quite quickly considering that my office is on the 2nd floor of our house.

The fringes from the interferometer above.

Tuesday January 7, 2003

I've got the table fully assembled with a base that has four casters so I can move the table around if I need to, eight cinder blocks for some weight and the table top I described above.  So far, so good.  The table settles in a reasonable amount of time and if I'm not walking on same the floor supports that the table rests on, I see little to no movement of the interferometer fringes.

That last picture was added a month later and is a side shot of the table top after I'd added the 1/4" sheet of steel.


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