ATM Nut. My builds: 6" f15 Refractor Big GEM mount 12.5" Homemade Newt Projects in the works: 16" F7.2 Reflector
Meade 8" LX200GPS
Meade Super Wedge
Thousand Oaks Off Axis Solar Filter
Jc ATM 10" F6.1, 1/25th wave spec (max wavefront error +/- 1/12.6 in zone 4 of 6, sodium light ), 6" F7 spec, 127mm F9.4 Refractor, Criterion DX8, 10 x 50 bin, SP mount/Synscan goto. ETX80 (finder) Canon 20D, PST DSI 1, Butenschön 125mm F13.4 refractor, diy spectroscope and curiosity
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Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
Quote:You will have trouble forcing a 12mm die over 1/2 inch stock. But, here's a question- do you have any counterweights? If not, you might consider something other than 1/2 inch material. Look for 12mm TGP shafting, maybe 1144 SP so the die will cut easily. You really don't need stainless as much with polished shafts, they don't rust as easily.allan
Quote: The counterweight bar on my Vixen Custom-D was a totally different animal from my Vixen GP.