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#1 BarabinoSr

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:17 PM

I know most of you ATMs are proud of the neat scopes that you have built down through the years! But lets see the places from whence your scopes were born! I know that some of you have workshops of various types-places where you put your projects togather! And dont be shy cause it might be a bit messy-because mine is( I call it Organized Chaos).I've got a few projects going on, such as the Reflector Versa-Ped and the Refractor Versaped. Taking one at a time.Something to get the New year started !! :cool: Gary

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

Scopes in the Shop!

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

Reflectors- 8" f/6 Hardin,4.5" Meade 4500, and Neptune 4.5" in the Shop!

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#4 brave_ulysses

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

good thread!

when (not if!) the atm happens it will be here; slowly getting organised. my nmsu allsky cam computer is to the right of the hydraulic press. my cg5/200mm newtonian are hidden behind the toolchest. prior to the cg5, i had made an embarrassingly bad mount.

merry xmas

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:18 PM

What you guys are showing are WAY too clean and organized compared to my SJ (Sanford Junkplace). Maybe I'll post a pic after Christmas Day, if I get the nerve.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

Here is an ancient thread on the same subject from 2006

ATM CN Workshops

Mine did not really change until this year when everything has been dismantled for a 250 mile move to a new location that will be finalized in the summer of 2013. Almost everything has been moved to my new house in Iowa.

But the old thread is still pretty good. Lots of people that have unfortunately disappeared.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:09 PM

Back of workshop, grinding stand with 7" mirror tool, 88mm F10 refractor telescope (surplus lens), two sonotubes in background (waiting to become a telescope), and lots of other junque.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

Serious oscilloscopes from back in the day!

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:57 AM

Serious oscilloscopes from back in the day!

My Neighbor gave me that old Tek storage scope, but his son robbed all the tubes out of it for his audio equipment! One of these days I might find enough tubes to restore it. I also have a Tek 454 and a Tek 465 that work quite well.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:29 AM

Serious oscilloscopes from back in the day!

My Neighbor gave me that old Tek storage scope, but his son robbed all the tubes out of it for his audio equipment! One of these days I might find enough tubes to restore it. I also have a Tek 454 and a Tek 465 that work quite well.


That old scope brings back memories. I remember turning one on at work early on every cold winter morning, and leaning against it to get warm. They cranked out some serious heat from vacuum tubes.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

My Neighbor gave me that old Tek storage scope, but his son robbed all the tubes out of it for his audio equipment! One of these days I might find enough tubes to restore it.


I also have this scope. It still works great ! Love it !

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

I sometimes see on ebay NOS tubes in bulk assorted lots, there were lots of TV repairman, etc. that had these. I know one who's got box of tubes is 99% full of NOS tubes. Looks like yours would be really really old ones though.

Ok to stay on topic, I promise a pic of my shop when it's ready in a few months.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

A lot of 6DJ8 tubes in this era Tek scope...read $$$. That is why they are often stripped of their tube.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:55 PM

A lot of 6DJ8 tubes in this era Tek scope...read $$$. That is why they are often stripped of their tube.

Yeah, audophools use those tubes in pre-amps.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:20 PM

Here's mine, cluttered, but fairly clean......
I think this was the first photo of the new tripod for my 80mm
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:48 PM

That looks like a Polaris mount. I just converted mine to an alt-az for my C102f. No pics yet.

No counterweight?

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:18 AM

Yep, it's a Polaris. I normally run it in alt-az mode, but had it set up as an EQ for the photo op. I guess I forgot the counterweight.......

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:26 AM

Here's mine, just after finishing my Byers 58 project.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:27 AM

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:27 AM

I'm going to be selling that washer/dryer soon, so that will free up some more space.

#21 Sean Cunneen

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:22 AM

Thanks Greg, that's more like it! I don't know how the rest can be in the creative spirit with out their junk around to inspire them!?

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:42 AM

Great reports, everyone ! I was very excited to get a home that had the workshop already set up. There also is a door that leads from the shop to a covered patio and then to an outside driveway slab- a great place to set up scopes for observing! I'm in the final stages with one of my main scope projects. Thanks for posting! G:cool:

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:45 AM

Here's mine, once built the scopes move to the garage. This is my small parts table. I have been doing a lot of restoring/reconditioning of late, so there are a lot of odds and ends.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

This table of junk is where the big scopes go when they are being worked on. On the right is my 8" classical cass and on the floor you may be able to pick out half of it's future mount!

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

I've been there! ;)






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