Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop !
Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:08 PM
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:25 PM
Current projects include an off-axis F10 spherical 2.5" reflector, restoring a classic Edmund scope, creating a Dob mount for said Edmund scope.
I'm trying to figure out how to make my first newtonian focuser for the 2.5" at the moment. I made a really simple mirror cell with 3point adjustment so far.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:24 PM
I live in East Tennessee and never had a basement before. Can't imagine not having one now. FWIW I grew up in Louisiana where just a few people had basements. Only they were called indoor pools.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:30 PM
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:09 AM
I think Tom wins.
Well, Tom's got a pretty awesome shop there (the moving guys must have groaned when they looked at that job....)
But Norm's got some very cool vintage machinery!
Something that always amazes me about this hobby/passion is how often truly exquisite optical gear emerges from small hobby-grade workshops!
Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:23 AM
After seeing it I spent two days cleaning and sorting my shop, but at it's best it will never compare with his. However the time I spend looking for misplaced tools has fallen from 90% to 80%, so my productivity has doubled. Thanks Tom.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:30 PM
If you like Old Cra...err.. I mean vintage here are
a couple more. Yuh it is old but it works and comes in handy
when making scopes and other ATM stuff. The best part is
most of it cost little or nothing. I pity my wife when
she has to get rid of it all. That shaper must weigh 3000 lbs what fun it was putting it into the basement through the bulkhead
Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:19 PM
We can post pics of the tools in our workshop too?
My workhorse, a ~1930s Champion Blower and Forge 9L lathe:
(I'm cheating by using a pic that I took just after I set it up in my shop a few years ago, because it hasn't even been this clean in a LONG time)
Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:20 PM
What is that lathe? I know that Champion B&F borrowed elements from various makers, but that isn't a big Champion, by any chance, is it?
Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:24 PM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:30 PM