DSC and Tablet Stalks
Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:21 PM
Any ideas for an easy way to attach something to the 1.25" pole?
Any ideas for a material that would make for a good angled shelf for the sky commander and tablet to sit on?
Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:18 AM
The file's to large. PM me with your email if you want and I'll send a couple of photos later this afternoon.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:37 AM
Exactly what I did. A no-brainer. I didn't even have to cut the board....thanks to Hobby Lobby.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:22 AM
In your case, a threaded insert in the tube would work nicely, and a piece of 1/2" plywood that's varnished would work. You could drill a shallow hole in the wood with a Forstner bit and drill press to get the tube and wood to fit tightly together. Or use aluminum flatbar or angle of the size that will hold your computer. As for bending the tubing, if you know an electrician, ask him if you could borrow his 1 1/4" conduit bender, I've bent a lot of aluminum conduit with a hand bender. I welded mine because I have the ability to do it, but if I didn't I would have bolted it together.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:51 AM
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:54 AM
The Sky Commander I bought used had a huge piece of velcro on the back, so I plan to just velcro it to the shelf. It's the tablet that i'd like to be able to put on the shelf, at an angle, and secure it without velcro on the tablet itself or the case I normally use. Maybe I could get a cheap neoprene sleeve and permanently attach it to the shelf (or velcro the back) and add a red film to that sleeve.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:58 AM
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:46 PM
Hey John. Nice table. I have my table up high too for the same reason! It's an age thing. Chuck down here in Columbus.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:23 AM
I was considering adding an eyepiece holder on to the shelf like you did Mark. Do you find any trouble with your azimuth balance when that shelf is loaded with a lot of stuff?