Astronomy eyepiece building
Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:43 AM
I really admire the DIY spirit. Sam Brown's book was about this, and your work exemplifies that.
It is far too easy to get into a "spend" mindset with our hobby. In many cases, with some basic math and a little elbow grease, we can achieve spectacular results.
I would like to see more DIY-type articles in the future. Thanks for sharing your story. I think I'm going to try this one out!
Would you consider posting a photo of the finished product?
All the best to your daughter as she goes off to school.
Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:53 AM
Clear skies and remember to “Keep looking up!”
Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:33 PM
What a super DIY article. Very well spelled out, and easy to follow instructions.
You really make it look like even *I* could put one of these together.
Posted 04 July 2013 - 04:29 PM
Sam Brown's book should be on every ATM's bookshelf. It is dated, but it provides great food for thought.
The finished pics are attached. We spray painted one, and then sanded the top. After which we used the black marker to color a portion of the top. Kind of gives a unique touch. The second is "al naturale".
I took a shot to specifically show the blue tape at the bottom. Gives you an idea what is going on.
Posted 04 July 2013 - 05:15 PM