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    Quote Originally Posted by lensmanmd View Post
    We knew how to hand-cut patterns.
    I sooooo do not miss that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lensmanmd View Post
    Brass guages. Man, I forgot about those. Yeah, we had several sets of those. Nothing more rewarding than rocking a saddleback to perfection. Of course, my lab coat was saturated with cerium oxide by the end of the day. Ahhh, memories.
    How about pitch and a bucket of gasoline. Everyone used pitch for blocking back in the days of glass lenses (can you just imagine pitch blocking a poly carbonate lens?) We also used pitch laps for precision work or out of range curves. We had an oven and on occasion fabricated fused bifocals with non-stock adds or prism. All of this stuff without a lens generator - just a hand pan.

    Those were the days. Today its "sorry, no can do."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbaker View Post
    How about pitch and a bucket of gasoline. Everyone used pitch for blocking back in the days of glass lenses (can you just imagine pitch blocking a poly carbonate lens?) We also used pitch laps for precision work or out of range curves. We had an oven and on occasion fabricated fused bifocals with non-stock adds or prism. All of this stuff without a lens generator - just a hand pan.

    Those were the days. Today its "sorry, no can do."
    Probably should have an "Old Timers Forum" Not many people today know what we're talking about.

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    Blue Jumper ....................definitely no way, for any "Old Timers Forum",

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    Probably should have an "Old Timers Forum" Not many people today know what we're talking about.

    ....................definitely no way, for any "Old Timers Forum",

    ..........as many of the regular posters that have also joined many years ago, and still have the experience of having learned and worked the old ways, without the help of computerized equipment, but with their hands, fingers and brains, and still remember it, they do not have to be classified as obsolete, into their own little corner.











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    Guess I was a little late to the party. Heard about pitch blocking, but never got a chance to be indoctrinated. I was using Rocket spray, 158 alloy and pella oil in my 113. Monthly scraping of the oily waste and itching for weeks after. I do not miss that at all!
    Fun part was training newbies on how not to generate PGX. Boom. Fire ball blowing the lid of the 113 off. Ha! Once the newbies got comfortable and a bit cocky, I would blow up a paper bag, sneak up behind them, and pop the bag. The reactions were always priceless.

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