My 6" f/8 Dob - It's a pile of trash
Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:26 PM
Beautifully done. The ingenuity is indeed apparent.
This. In spades. Excellent!
Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:39 PM
Any idea as to the total capital outlay?
Yes, $65.19 so far. I have been keeping all the receipts. I only added up items like the wood dowels and finish, as well as items specifically needed for the build, like foam paint brushes. I did not include the cost of items such as the plywood circular saw blades or the miter box because those are things I needed to get anyway. BTW, the two most expensive items were the cans of polyurethane finish and the 1.25" wood dowel for the struts, which alone are more than half of the cash outlay. Everything else was either salvaged or surplus, and the mirrors are the ones I took out of my XT-6.