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#1 youngamateur42


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:12 PM

Fixed a problem on the tube- added plastic from a milk carton to prevent damage from the finder :D

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#2 Bob Myler

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:27 AM

Clever fix there, Justin. :goodjob:

Milk carton plastic isn't just for bearings anymore!

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:33 AM

Good idea Justin. Another option would be to add felt pads to the feet. You could cut them off a sheet of stick-on felt from the craft store. They have both green and black. Punch drill holes in the felt with a hole puncher before you remove the paper backing from the sticky side.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 11:38 AM


I did basically the same repair only on a much more extensive level. My wife accidently knocked over my Meade 826 when I hade it standing up in a corner of a wall and dresser. The focuser area of the OTA was severely cracked. I Cut up a bucket and sandwiched the OTA on both sides with the bucket pieces. You can see in the picture that it did not turn out half bad and served for a solid repair right up until I sold off the pieces this year.

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