New Intelliscope base
Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:44 PM
Stability and movement are much improved, and the dsc system works as well as it always did. I've got a more detailed thread here in the ATM forum, but I wanted to post about it here, just in case some people with Intelliscopes were curious about improving the base, and don't regularly visit the ATM forum.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:53 AM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:24 AM
I rebuilt my own base too using baltic birch and enjoy how much lighter it is than particle board. Particle board is a bad invention.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:52 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:55 PM
Thanks for beautiful photo.
Best,, Linda B.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:56 AM
all the orion dobs need bearing surface upgrades. i can tell you a sure fire way to fix them on a non intelliscope but i hear you on not messing up the intelliscope DSC's they will complicate things a bit for sure.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:52 PM
I wonder if one could substitute good quality 1/2 inch plywood for 3/4, even if just for the vertical sections. It would certainly help reduce the weight if it was "stiff" enough. Just a thought.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:53 PM
I'm not sure if 1/2" ply would be stiff enough. The thing that was nice about using the 3/4" was that the original base pieces were also 3/4", so the measurements transferred over nicely. I could see it working if you included some extra supports or braces in key areas.