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#26 LarsJ

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:48 PM

Let's add to the confusion. My "227 Power Astronomical and Terrestrial Telescope", which is essentially a later-run 1958-59 "7T", has the same objective cell with No. 33390. Go figure.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:49 PM

You got me Charlie ? Go figure , Yourself and Stephen are the masters at running the numbers on these scopes. I just like to bring them back to their original Glory to collect photons once again. The bigger the challenge to restore, the bigger the reward when they are done for me.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:49 PM

Someone appears to have gotten hungry for those knobs!
Got your work cut out for you. (Or someone else cut it out for you! :) )
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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:22 AM

Tom, I know you'd like to keep things as original as possible, but I do have a set of these knobs that are from a slightly older 7T. The are plated brass and fit perfectly on the shafts that have the nylon knobs. I also have made a couple of those curved bars that press against the OTA, but from ebony, not metal. PM your address to me and I'll send them out if you want them.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:54 AM

PM'S .....SENT

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:32 PM

.Welllll,,,, here it is....I always wanted a brushed Aluminium 60mm. OTA. ( Not that it can't be painted latter )...This is my second 7 T Tasco and it was my oldest. Notice I said WAS my oldest. I swaped the cell and focuser to my first 7T that is a Pristeen 100 % original example and is complete , thanks to this second scope.

  I replaced the broken knobs with the plated brass knobs that CharlieB and I traded ( Thanks once again CharlieB ) , made a new spreader chain, strightened the.......Focuser pinion , RA Worm , Dec. Worm . Replaced the OTA clamp wedge with a beautiful hand carved piece of Ebony wood that CharlieB carved and supplied , ( Once AGAIN thank you Very Much CharlieB )....Stripped the paint off of the tube with " Aircraft Remover" paint remover, sold at Autozone, and then Scotchbrited the surface. 

  This second 7T will be my Grab and Go or my,,, "Work Horse" so to speak, so I can keep my first and oldest 7T Pristeen.

The optics in this second one are just as fine as the first one , Star test on this one proved to be Text book,,,, Perfect........Attached File  7TDOCTOR-AFTER-001.jpg   49.54KB   0 downloadsAttached File  7TDOCTOR-AFTER-002.jpg   37.66KB   0 downloadsAttached File  7TDOCTOR-AFTER-003.jpg   33.63KB   0 downloadsAttached File  7TDOCTOR-AFTER-004.jpg   90.66KB   0 downloadsAttached File  7TDOCTOR-AFTER-005.jpg   63.73KB   0 downloadsAttached File  7TDOCTOR-AFTER-006.jpg   56.33KB   0 downloadsAttached File  7TDOCTOR-AFTER-007.jpg   120.96KB   0 downloads


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:34 PM

 Welllll,,,, here it is....I always wanted a brushed Aluminium 60mm. OTA. ( Not that it can't be painted latter )...This is my second 7 T Tasco and it was my oldest. Notice I said WAS my oldest. I swaped the cell and focuser to my first 7T that is a Pristeen 100 % original example and is complete , thanks to this second scope.

  I replaced the broken knobs with the plated brass knobs that CharlieB and I traded ( Thanks once again CharlieB ) , made a new spreader chain, strightened the.......Focuser pinion , RA Worm , Dec. Worm . Replaced the OTA clamp wedge with a beautiful hand carved piece of Ebony wood that CharlieB carved and supplied , ( Once AGAIN thank you Very Much CharlieB )....Stripped the paint off of the tube with " Aircraft Remover" paint remover, sold at Autozone, and then Scotchbrited the surface. 

  This second 7T will be my Grab and Go or my,,, "Work Horse" so to speak, so I can keep my first and oldest 7T Pristeen.

The optics in this second one are just as fine as the first one , Star test on this one proved to be Text book,,,, Perfect........


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:41 PM

Good to see another one of these being saved . 

Its been quite some time since I've visited the classics forum . 

Wish I could see the image but it's not showing up for me . The first shots did but not the latest . 



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:47 PM

Darn this new site ......Bare with me as I go through a new learning curve....... and one more shot

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:52 PM

Very nice restoration!!  Aren't they lovely?  And a shout-out to CharlieB, the Classic Parts EMT!



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:00 PM

That's a very nice looking scope.  The brushed aluminum tube goes well with the aluminum knobs.  You now have a one-of-a-kind 7T.  They are great performers and the mounts are perfectly suited to the size of the OTA and work very well in either alt-az or eq mode.  You have to wonder what designer came up with the idea of that tray.  I've been meaning to make a few of those for some of my other scopes out of walnut or figured maple.  I will admit that the trays on my 7T's don't always hold eyepieces, though.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:33 PM

Very nice!  Hard to believe this is the same scope that looked so forlorn in the earlier pics.  I love the brushed aluminum tube idea.  That would have saved me a bunch of time on the project I just finished.  Can't wait to hear about the views!



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:57 PM

Great job Tom! And in short order too! I knew you were up to the task.  :)



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 06:45 PM

Hey the Picts finally showed up . Lookin good Tom ! 

I love mine ! As close to an APO I'll probably ever get . 

I believe mine is a 1958 vintage . 

How come you've got a Barlow sittin on your beer holder though ? 



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 06:49 PM

  The brushed aluminum tube goes well with the aluminum knobs.   out of walnut or figured maple. 

Those knobs are what inspired me about the Brushed Alumn. and for those TRAYS

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 06:52 PM

 

How come you've got a Barlow sittin on your beer holder though ? 

 

 

Had to set the barlow down somewhere so I could hold the Beer in one hand and the camara in the other...



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 06:57 PM

Here is #1

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:14 PM

Nice job on the 7T, looks nice with the brushed aluminum tube..  :cool:



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:35 PM

 

  The brushed aluminum tube goes well with the aluminum knobs.   out of walnut or figured maple. 

Those knobs are what inspired me about the Brushed Alumn. and for those TRAYS

 

That looks to be walnut.  How did you make the recess?  I would use a gouge, but it would work just as well with a router.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 11:16 PM

 

 

  The brushed aluminum tube goes well with the aluminum knobs.   out of walnut or figured maple. 

Those knobs are what inspired me about the Brushed Alumn. and for those TRAYS

 

That looks to be walnut.  How did you make the recess?  I would use a gouge, but it would work just as well with a router.

 

 

 

You answered your own question Charlie........Yessss it is black walnut and yes I hogged it out with a 45* router bit and finished it with a gouge and chisel and sand paper and Danish oil.........



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 11:18 PM

Nice job on the 7T, looks nice with the brushed aluminum tube..  :cool:

 

 

Thanks Dave ;)



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 11:54 PM

Wow , #1 looks to be an extremely nice sample .

Wood box and all . I didn't get that with mine . 

Was this one a restoration also or were you just plain so lucky as to find it like that ? 



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:28 AM

starrancher,

 

Where the **** have you been?



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:47 PM

starrancher,

 

Where the **** have you been?

 

Oh , here , there , this , that . You know . The PC crowd took me down . 

Version 3.0 gave me a window to crawl back in .  :lol:

Its like a reincarnation . A rebirth so to speak . 

Starrancher II , the sequel .  :grin:  hopefully I'll remain safe over here in the classics . 

Those green laser threads can cause all kinds of havock .  :flowerred:



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 01:19 PM

Wow , #1 looks to be an extremely nice sample .

 

Was this one a restoration also or were you just plain so lucky as to find it like that ? 

 

 

Yes...... A total Restoration,,,,, Box and all ...BUT all original paint in good shape .








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