Originally Posted by CAVX
MM is back in the DIY screen section. He was told not to start the same type of DIY screen chat in this forum...
Actually, according to Alan's intentions, this Thread should pertain to the creation of DIY CH Lenses and the pertinent required set-ups that utilize components not available via MFG specifically for use in such applications.
DIY CH is still DIY. At issue is what / how much of DIY 2.35;1 CH can/ should be elaborated upon. As evidenced by this separate thread, many people who purchase Mfg. Screen material want to make their own Screen Trim. Far fewer attempt to produce from scratch the Screen surface itself. But just the same, the DIY CH Forum does in fact contain many Threads / posts pertaining to a very many different aspects (bad pun?) of DIY-CH. I'm simply known best for espousing the virtues of DIY Screen making as a whole, so often my intent is subject to closer scrutiny than most.
That then was why the "Big Picture" thread was intended to provide DIY-CH'ers with a viable solution to what many seem to prefer to say was an impossibility; obtaining an affordable DIY 2.35:1 screen surface over 200" diagonal that could / would maintain a more than respectable amount of Gain.
But it's fairly hard to separate one aspect of DIY from another. What Alan related was to me was a statement that he did not want this Forum to contain excessive discussions about "How to Make Screens". My thread was very informative, and in actuality contained all that is needed for anyone to duplicate the end results. It was left up because it was / is beneficial information to many who are considering what is a very special project.
It was the continuing discussion and request for more info, and my own desire to provide such and/or elect opinions / responses that seemed to be leading to a decided focus on the DIY Screen" itself, and a potential for that thread to become a "Sub Forum" of the DIY Screen Forum...something Alan did not want to have happen, understandably.
Anyone needing / requesting DIY help on any aspect of DIY Screen making can always reach me via PM or Email.