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#1 cguvn

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:14 AM

Hello, after 2 years thinking about it and a new house with a bit of a yard here is my very modest built.

first the plan I made
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next the pile of wood arrives
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starting construction
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starting to get somewhere
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good first day's work
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not so long after
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back to work to weeks later
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four'th wall coming up
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inverted 3/16th steel track held in place
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starting to look a lot like an rolling roof to me :jump:. not easy with only one pair of arm
http://i.imgur.com/wHNoSwkl.jpg

boom pretty much done.
http://i.imgur.com/jWsQwQhl.jpg

learned a lot on my first big project building something out of nothing. hope it will be long lasting. part of the fun was building it now to tackle the qhy9 hell of a step after unmodded DSLR images.

hope you guys like it. I'd say budget was just under 2000 can$ and 8 day's work for me all alone.

I spent the first night drift aligning then 2 nights imaging. I can already see how much of a time saver this will be.

next things to do is to organise a bit better inside and find an old router to improve the wifi (anyone has a easy link i'm listening)

comments welcome

JF

#2 tim57064

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:58 AM

JF,Congrats and welcome to CN. Always nice to see others being able to build an OBS on their own.Saving money o a project like this is nice isn't it and more enjoyable when you know you did it yourself. Nice job.
You must be in an area that has little frost or a shallow in ground frost line. Hope you do not have problems with heaving in your supports.

#3 cguvn

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 03:36 PM

not really. but my previous house I had a toolshed delivered on cynderblock same size and weight roughly and it never moved at all after the winter so i'm hoping it will be the same.

cheers

#4 shawnhar

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:28 PM

Awesome!
I want to build something very similar.

#5 David Pavlich

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:51 AM

Terrific job! You should be proud.

David

#6 cguvn

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

here I had some fun with the astrotrac as a timelapse dolly while construction was happening.

 

hope you like it

 

youtube link because I can't seem to embed the damn thing.

 

http://youtu.be/Yy71_DWqsRM

 

 



#7 n1wvet

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 11:18 PM

What CAD tool did you use for the design?  Nice design!



#8 cguvn

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 06:26 AM

thank you, google sketch up for the plan.  :)








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