"You would think that I am wiser after traveling around the Sun 62 times."
8" Cave Astrola deluxe. Elli Buk 10" Cassegrain Cave, Cave astrola 8" f/8 , Cave Astrola 10" F6 super chrome deluxe, Losmandy G11 Gemini 2, Celestron 1100 Edge HD, William Optics 98MM flt 5" Unitron with field tripod. Astrophysics 800 mount
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Quote:I would rather have it in my hands
Inventor of the Herschel Wedgie. Watch your back.
Astronomy - The World's Second-Oldest Profession.
"You don't know Swift from Astrola." -C.H.-
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
Quote:there is a paint that I have used. It mathces the color perfectly, high heat and rather strong as it is used to coat struts on cars.http://www.pepboys.com/product/details/9959891/378/car_care/paint/specialty_p...this stuff is awsome and matches the black on the mount perfectly.
Quote:Is there a shaft attached to the dec axis that slides down inside the main polar axis? Are there bearings on that as well? Very cool mount.
~ JW ~ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - * On Active Duty: Sears 6366 (Royal Astro) Tasco 999VR (Diamond Z) Monolux 4380 (Cursive HOC) * Long Time Gone: Bushnell Banner 1000 Meade ETX-90RA (Flower Pot) D&G 5" f/10 Refractor Tasco (Towa) 80mm Refractor ATM 8" f/4.5 Newtonian Sears (Towa) 60mm Refractor
George RoffeKingwood, TX
Unitron 114 62mm Unitron 128 60mm Unitron 140 75mm Unitron 155 102mm Cave Astrola 10" f/5 (1959) Meade LX90 8" & LXD75 AR6-AT
Classic refractors; visual observer, old school.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
Len WO Zenithstar 66 Televue Genesis sdf (f5.4) Meade 2045 Meade ETX125PE A. Jaegers 6" f/5 RFT A. Jaegers 6" f/10 refractor Meade 8" f/10 LX200 SCT OTA Meade LX850 14" f/8 OTA Atlas EQ-G Equatorial Mount AP1200 GTO-CP3 A 10 year old "Backyard Observatory"
Quote:oil and poly the legs??one or the other. Not both
Quote:Well, the top bearing in the mount (under the cradle) just pulled right out. The bottom bearing inside didn't want to move. I used my bearing removal tool to get it out. Just a few light taps. These are not press fit in like the Caves (thank goodness) and it was only the sticky grease holding it.
Mike Traub(Mr. Congeniality): I've learned that I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it!:Shipfitters mottos; Cut to suit, pound to fit, paint to hide!: If it dosen't fit get a bigger hammer!......Retired and BROKE!!!!!!!!: The Maypole Observatory.
Cave - 1976 10" Custom Deluxe, 1977 8" Light Weight Deluxe, 1955 6" f/4 RFT
Unitron - 155C, 1960 142, 70's 128, 1954 128, 1960 114
Swift 1962 831
Monolux 60mm altz
Quote: marine spar varnish. It goes over linseed oil very well and makes a hard protective layer... The legs are nearly 60 years old and desperately in need of oil as the wood is so dried out and porous. They need to be oiled and sealed.
Quote:Not poly, marine spar varnish. It goes over linseed oil very well and makes a hard protective layer. I've used it on gun stocks to great success. You let the varnish set, then go over it with steel wool and apply another coat. The legs are nearly 60 years old and desperately in need of oil as the wood is so dried out and porous. They need to be oiled and sealed.
Quote:What you do to get them? Must have been really good