Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:25 AM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:52 AM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:53 AM
Those of us with FAT fingers have a hard time knowing if we are actually turning one of the Bobs knows ..with the penny its easy..
Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:59 AM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:00 AM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:03 AM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 01:16 PM
How about someone with an 1100 that's in need of collimation simply remove one screw, measure it, post the information, replace the screw and get on with the collimation? I have an 800 and I don't know if the screws are the same, and anyway I'm in good collimation right now, so I can't help. But there's got to be one of you 1100 folks that's going to collimate soon and can help Jimmy out. Taking out one screw doesn't put your secondary at risk of crashing into the primary.
Plus, this reminds you NEVER to throw anything away and label everything and go to Home Depot and get one of those plastic parts suppply drawer thingies to keep all your bits and pieces in.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:57 PM
Heck, you must be rich. Most of would have difficulty finding even three pennies to rub together. We've spent the rest on scopes ;-)
Wouldn't a dime work better since it has ridges on the outside? Or even a quarter?
Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:13 PM
Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:42 PM
Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:25 PM
A small price to pay for a top quality accessory. Go first cabin and get Mercury dimes. Ebay They cost a bit more but you deserve the very best. Get yours on Ebay but tell folks that they came from Arpiffle and van Clef.
...use dimes dated after 1964 because the ones prior to that date are 90 percent silver and are worth over $2.00 apiece!!
Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:25 AM
I was born in 1943 and have, over the years, pocketed every single one of those pennies that ever passed thru my hands....
You guys can use all the silver coins you want..
Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:00 PM
Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:23 PM
I used 1943 LEAD Pennies... (The only year that pennies were made of lead !)
Umm... you mean steel, right? They never made lead pennies.
I can only imagine all the "Lead Poisoning" lawsuits if they had.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:30 PM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:03 PM
Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:31 PM
Lowes hardware sells the pan head slotted screws.
I was also able to go to specialty fastening shop and get a hex head version which makes for a better choice
Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:45 PM