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Quote:. I made them using a band saw and a belt sander.
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Quote:Beautiful paint job and overall nice job! I also like the handle/finder mounts made out of aluminum square tubing. Great idea!JimC
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
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16" dob Vixen NA140SS
127mm F9 Surplus Shed/Crawmach kit scope
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Quote:I like the idea of hardwood inserts, and will give that some thought. However, the opening in the handle actually seems to work as a rough finder; sort of a very poor man's Telrad. I plan to buy a G-11 to put this on, and I tend to push to objects. I want to see if I'm right about rough alignment with the handle (skies are supposed to clear tomorrow).
7x35 and 10x50 sears tower binocs, 3" f/10 edmunds reflector, 2.4" f/11.7 manon refractor, 6" f/8 jaegers refractor, 10" f/11 R30 Istar refractor, 3" f/15.8 sans&streiffe refractor, 3.1" f/15 selsi refractor(towa 339), 2.4" f/15 sears refractor, selsi 30x30mm spyglass, criterion 5-draw 25x45x75x spyglass(1957), 4.25" f/14.8 tasco 20te.http://cleardarksky.com/c/OmahaNEkey.html