Jeff Morgan - Wile E. Coyote School of Telescope Making
DON'T PANIC!-Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Don Wyman
Scopes: Meade SN6, 10" Dob, Meade LS6, 5" reflector, 8" reflector, 102GT
Mounts: LXD75 and LXD55
Camera: SBIG 8300M, Baader 7nm Ha, OIII, SII, LRGB
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Sheet Metal Worker/Welder Indiana Astronomical Society 6" f/10 home brew dob, Quantum 4, 90mm Apex Mak, Criterion RV-6, Criterion RV-8, Coulter Odyssey 1 13.1", Meade 16" Lightbridge, Sears Discoverer 4-6305A, Manon 60mm (The Marsha Scope), Towa 11T, Tasco 10TE
Our Secret To Life:
Focus on what you have, not on what you don't;
Focus on what you can do, not on what you can't.
Coulter 8" dob w/Push-To finder system
Meade 8" EMC SCT/Celestron CG-5GT mount
GO Gemini 15x70 binoculars/parallelogram mount w/Push-To finder system
The Albuquerque Astronomy Society (TAAS)
Quote:Very nice work Jeff. A question, how do you determine the length of the counterweight tray?
5" F/9 1st-gen "blue" AP StarFire on Dobbins GEM Mount 6" F/15 J.W.Fecker Refractor on - I'm not sure yet 5" Classic Orange C-5 - with lots of old stuff 10" Meade DS-10 - w/LEATHER end caps 12" LightBridge - extensively moded Jason 60mm Discoverer Model 313 Meade ETX-90EC with Autostar Way too many other 60 mm's Fujinon 6x30 FMTR-SX bino 8' Exploradome with Bay 1st Gen Smoothies - All 5
Ron NS11GPS Pronto
16" dob Vixen NA140SS
127mm F9 Surplus Shed/Crawmach kit scope
Best of ATM
Quote:Beautiful job and one of my favorite scopes that I wish I'd never sold.
Quote:Simply stunning work. I understand that accurately drilling 5-1/2" straight through each leg hub is an iffy proposition at best - especially since you can't vertically square Berry's trefoil hub on a drill press.
Quote:Thanks Jeff. I really like the hook idea. I had not seen that article.
Quote:What kind of plywood did you use in the hub of the tripod? Looks like Maple piano pinblock material!
Quote: I have actually been very frustrated with baltic birch. Maybe it is the dry climate here, but I continue to get lots of tear-out, even with new sharp tools.
"Many a night I saw the Pleiads, rising thro' the mellow shade, Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid." Tennyson: Locksley Hall
SV 135DF (being made by Vic)
Quote:My rendition is crude by comparison. Built mine back in the ninetys. Also with a blue pipe.You did a really beautiful job. If I can find a pic of my ancient effort I will attach it to this note.