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homemade vixen mount adapter
      #4506791 - 04/09/11 11:26 AM

i just got a C6 and wanted to use it on my vixen alt/az mount. of course it was the old style and i couldnt find any great options for converting it to accept a dovetail rail. so with that in mind and scrounging threw some old scrap steel and aluminum i had on hand i found some 1" aluminum barstock. wheels started turning and this is what i came up with.

put a bar on it to make for easier movement, i may shorted it a bit. it clamps on to the dovetail rail great. i used a 1 5/8" forstner bit to hog out most of the material and a hacksaw to cut the dovetail. cant wait for a real test run now.

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Re: homemade vixen mount adapter new [Re: badaboom]
      #4508772 - 04/10/11 10:32 AM

Yep, exactly what I would have done in your position. Great work, & I like people that come up with great ideas to save themselves some money. It's not rocket science & I'm not into 'pretty' I'm into 'If it works, it's good!'

Well done.

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