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TOM KIEHL
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Re: >>>BEFORES and AFTERS<<<( Part 1) new [Re: TOM KIEHL]
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TOM KIEHL
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TOM KIEHL
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TOM KIEHL
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TOM KIEHL
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TOM KIEHL
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TOM KIEHL
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TOM KIEHL
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TOM KIEHL
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TOM KIEHL
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Dave M
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Re: >>>BEFORES and AFTERS<<<( Part 1) new [Re: TOM KIEHL]
      #6037093 - 08/20/13 06:36 PM

Nice work Tom

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Re: >>>BEFORES and AFTERS<<<( Part 1) new [Re: Dave M]
      #6037106 - 08/20/13 06:43 PM

nice work tom.
i bought one last fall and still have not viewed with it yet.
looks good in my scope room though.


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Re: >>>BEFORES and AFTERS<<<( Part 1) new [Re: TOM KIEHL]
      #6037351 - 08/20/13 09:43 PM

Hello Tom, could you post a close up photo of the leg chains and associated hardware on the 7T scope? Do you know if they are the original ones, or did you buy/fabricate your own? What is the length of the chains for each leg...10-12 inches?

Thanks, Stephen


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TOM KIEHL
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Re: >>>BEFORES and AFTERS<<<( Part 1) new [Re: Stargoat]
      #6037486 - 08/20/13 11:27 PM

Ok Stephen, first thing tomorrow, and YES they are original. Tune in tomorrow.

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TOM KIEHL
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Re: >>>BEFORES and AFTERS<<<( Part 1) new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #6037497 - 08/20/13 11:36 PM

Thanks Brian, If yours is a Tasco 7T a.k.a. Astro Optical S5 you might be surprised,I was. You got to check it out. The 7Te-5 is no slacker either. But I like the older 7T better.

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tag1260
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Reged: 10/07/12

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Re: >>>BEFORES and AFTERS<<<( Part 1) new [Re: TOM KIEHL]
      #6037504 - 08/20/13 11:41 PM

Hey Stargoat,
Those chains are 6.5" long each.

Hope that helps.


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Masvingo
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Reged: 01/10/12

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Re: >>>BEFORES and AFTERS<<<( Part 1) new [Re: TOM KIEHL]
      #6037660 - 08/21/13 02:31 AM

A beautiful pair, you've done an excellent job, they look like new.

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mustgobigger
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Re: >>>BEFORES and AFTERS<<<( Part 1) new [Re: TOM KIEHL]
      #6037736 - 08/21/13 05:32 AM

Quote:

Thanks Brian, If yours is a Tasco 7T a.k.a. Astro Optical S5 you might be surprised,I was. You got to check it out. The 7Te-5 is no slacker either. But I like the older 7T better.




still have the ota from my first scope...7te-5
ill get it out for a test run soon...i keep saying that.


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dgreyson
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Re: >>>BEFORES and AFTERS<<<( Part 1) new [Re: TOM KIEHL]
      #6037824 - 08/21/13 07:38 AM

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Larry, I'm not one to upset original paint or finish ,unless it is absolutely necessary ........ All the above takes a little longer to do,BUT ....., collectors prefer ORIGINAL PAINT.




Awesome!! I always cringe when someone "improves" a finish with absolutely incorrect "Urethane" or so forth almost as much as I do when some idiot guts an antique floor radio to make a tacky ersatz liquor cabinet out of it!

If the finish is totally trashed, sure, years of mouse pee out in the barn can ruin a lot of things past saving, but most stuff can be brought back from the dead with just a little elbow grease.


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Bill Griffith
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Reged: 08/12/09

Loc: Ca.
Re: >>>BEFORES and AFTERS<<<( Part 1) new [Re: TOM KIEHL]
      #6037860 - 08/21/13 08:18 AM

Tom very nice restoration!

I'm very interested in trying out the linseed oil/mineral spirits. Thanks!

A lot of elbow grease has made them both look beautiful!

Bill


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