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#126 boblakewood

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

Does anyone know where to find this product these days? This thread goes back about 4-5 years ago.

Thanks for any help.

#127 MikeBOKC

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

I got mine at Home Depot. Don't know if Lowes carries them too, but it is worth a check. I suspect one could also order direct from Stanley, though shipping might be a bear.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

+ 1 for home depot about 6 months ago. In or near the hand tools isle.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:03 AM

here's the Home Depot webpage for it:

http://www.homedepot...catalogId=10053

I might have to go pick one up myself

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:45 PM

As it relates to storing an 11" CPC Edge in a Stanley case.....
Can anyone tell me the actual length of the Feathertouch micro focus knob? I'm reluctant to install a micro focuser, then find that the scope no longer fits the storage box. I know; using storage as a determining factor for installing a focuser is silly, but storing our big scopes can be a huge issue.
Thank you to all.

#131 MikeBOKC

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:44 PM

I have the feathertouch installed on mine and it fits the Stanlet case ok. You have to be a little careful lowering it into the case to make sure the focuser does not scrape the end, but there is still an inch or two to play with with the FT installed.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:08 AM

Home Depot just came out with their own brand, Husky, work box. It's internally larger than the Stanley box, will comfortably fit a C14, and is $10 cheaper. It is built as well, if not better than the Stanley. In fact, after I wrote this, I went down and bought another one for my mount.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:11 PM

hi folks,

i am pretty new here. my first suggestion straight forward in this thread starts with a question:

has anybody tried just a simple luggage case/trolley as a cpc case? i (cpc9.25 user) have not but can imagine that with a wooden board in the trolley´s back plus a plank in it´s bottom (plus some foam pieces of course)could be a cheap but fine scope transporter.

i will check some luggage cases on my next shopping tour...

enjoy this easter weekend! (temperature here in old europe is still around zero degrease centigrade - unbelivable!)

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:42 PM

Just bought a Husky 37" Mobile Job Box; have had the 50 gallon Stanley box for a while. Will do some careful measurements and report back.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:32 PM

Hat tip to Charles W. My CPC1100 Edge fits much better in the Husky box. Here are the dimensions I promised:

Stanley 50 gal box:
29" x 16-1/2" bottom
30-3/4" x 17-3/4" mid-point
31-1/2" x 19" top

Husky 37" Mobile Job Box:
31" x 16-1/4" bottom
33-3/4" x 18-1/4" mid-point
34" x 18-1/4" top

The most significant difference is the extra 3 inches of length at the mid-point....that's where our CPC scopes rest. The difference is caused by the handholds in the ends of the Stanley box....the handhold indentions run down the full height of the ends of the box. The Husky box ends are flat: no full depth hand indentions. Now I have no worries about going to a Feathertouch micro focuser. Actually, I had to scrounge around my stuff room for more pieces of foam.

Thanks again Charles.

Best of Luck to all.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:00 AM

I picked up the Huskey case from Home Depot for $59.99. I'm now trying to get the foam. I'm post pics when I've sorted it all out.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:12 PM

I've been using the Husky Case for several weeks now and I'm quite happy with the purchase. Here are some pics of how I have configured it for my CPC1100.

Here is these with foam from a sleeping bag pad (blue foam) glued in on the sides. Where the scope base rests I took some of the foam that came with the scope and glued it in place.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:18 PM

I also had some curved styrofoam from a fire pit I purchased, these help support the OTA in the case:

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:20 PM

Here is scope sitting the case. I make sure both clutches are unlocked:

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:21 PM

My visual back just barely clears, but about 1/8 of an inch (left side of pic). However when I place additional foam blocks (from the scope's original foam) that clearance becomes about 3/8 of an inch:

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:21 PM

I then use a loose piece of the blue foam, tuck it in a bit, wedge another piece of original shipping foam against the OTA and then drape the blue foam over top of the OTA, the scope is nice an snug:

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:22 PM

Now the lid can be closed and scope put away with the rest of the astro gear:

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:09 AM

for padding that's not too soft or hard, I've used the padded work area floor squares at Harbor Freight and cut them to size, getting semi custom fit mimicking the original shipping box packing. Once the out gassing stops, they're great and cheap at HF, especially on sale or with the coupons they always promote. I think $9.99 for 4 pc of 25" X25" X 1/2". 'Anti Fatique Foam Mat Set' #94635
Thanks for the heads up. I'll be going to HD on Monday looking to see if its OK for my 180mm Mak!
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 04:07 PM

Just wanted to let you guys also know that Home Depot has a Husky Box as well that's the same size as the Stanley Box that's about $10 cheaper (Husky $58 vs Stanley $68). Overall it seemed to be better quality as well. We're using it for our CPC 800 with it's original packing, had to cut it down a bit, and the fit is very secure.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:33 AM

I just bought this case walked out with my shipping foam and my first thought is no way will this fit. I'm about to go out and start doing whatever till I get it figured out.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:13 AM

I just bought this case walked out with my shipping foam and my first thought is no way will this fit. I'm about to go out and start doing whatever till I get it figured out.


The foam for the 8" and the 9.25" should fit as I have seen picture of these here in the thread. However I was not able to get the foam my CPC 1100 to fit, no matter how much I cut it down. Let us know if you are able to the foam to fit.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:31 AM

[quote name="iam1ru12"]The foam for the 8" and the 9.25" should fit as I have seen picture of these here in the thread. However I was not able to get the foam my CPC 1100 to fit, no matter how much I cut it down. Let us know if you are able to the foam to fit.[/quote]

Now that you point it out I see. I had been thinking the 1100 foam could be cut to fit. I spent quiet a bit of time Sat trying to puzzle it out. Just not going to happen. Im thinking to put together a plywood box the same size as the shipping box now. Not a whole lot can be better than the original shipping foam. Ill document and post what I do. The case will definetly be good for other gear.



-Mike [/quote]

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 07:02 AM

Thanks. You guys saved me $100's. The original case is priced way to high

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 09:23 PM

So, point of clarification....you guys store your scopes with clutches disengaged, right? Lower it in and then let the fork rotate until it comes to rest and the lid can close. Cant decide now between the Husky or the Stanley case, but it's probably an apples/oranges thing anyway.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 05:10 PM

I stumbled across this thread while considering the CPC Deluxe... I've heard good things about Kaizen Foam.

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