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#1 TOM KIEHL

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:34 AM

We all seem to like PICTURES, so here we go. Look what came yesterday, another Tasco to restore, a 7te-5. Not as ruff as the 7t Tasco I just finished, but looks fun to restore. It is missing the Barlow, Porro prism, and the .965 visual back, but I was able to fabricate one from some spare parts.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:35 AM

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:35 AM

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:36 AM

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:36 AM

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:37 AM

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:42 AM

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"Now if you'll excuse me I must be on my way" (Jimi Hendrix) https://www.youtube....h?v=mevmQaZTehk
" Got work to do" (Average White Band) https://www.youtube....h?v=_IEDC52o0nk

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:16 PM

Looking forward to seeing the restored scope.
Whats with your neighbor wearing a space suite :lol:

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:10 PM

He can't stand the fumes in the work shop. :smash: :gottahurt:

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:09 PM

I thought you would be taller Tom

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 02:10 PM

:smash:I just finished G.E.M. ,and now I start the, "AFTERS" pictures :photo:. Just a little T.L.C., I had to reaffix the Dec. degree circle, and clean and relube with Super Lube , and fine tune. Now it's as smooth as BUTTA :lol:

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 02:12 PM

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 02:13 PM

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 02:46 PM

Looking Great! Tom :waytogo:

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 02:54 PM

Wonderful job. :waytogo:

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 02:57 PM

Thanks Terra, and Dave, :bow:

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 04:21 PM

That's a great looking mount. Excellent job. These mounts were well engineered for the 60mm scopes. They are far nicer to use than the 76mm sized version.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 04:32 PM

Nice job Tom!

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:46 PM

Thanks Steve, The tripod legs are next. :refractor: :gotpopcorn:

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:51 PM

Thanks Charlie, can't wait to do a side by side with that Tasco 7T. :grin:

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:58 PM

I thought you would be taller Tom

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***CAUTION*** Restoring old telescopes can be hazardous to your health. :lol:

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:41 AM

Tom, you've done an extraordinarily professional and workmanlike job on that mount! :applause: Quite frankly, it looks like it's just been unpacked from its shipping crate.

Watching this thread with interest...

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:20 AM

Thanks Fred,
Thats what I strive for , like new original condition, only better. Remember... they are only original once. You can repaint everyday ! :grin:

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:24 AM

Tom,

Nice work on that mount!! It's amazing what a good cleaning, a couple hours of buffing and polishing, and a coat or two of paint will do for these older pieces of equipment....
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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:46 PM

Tom didnt repaint it, just worked his expert magic on it ;)






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