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BarabinoSr
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Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop !
      #5587593 - 12/24/12 06:17 PM Attachment (126 downloads)

I know most of you ATMs are proud of the neat scopes that you have built down through the years! But lets see the places from whence your scopes were born! I know that some of you have workshops of various types-places where you put your projects togather! And dont be shy cause it might be a bit messy-because mine is( I call it Organized Chaos).I've got a few projects going on, such as the Reflector Versa-Ped and the Refractor Versaped. Taking one at a time.Something to get the New year started !! Gary

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BarabinoSr
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #5587594 - 12/24/12 06:19 PM Attachment (121 downloads)

Scopes in the Shop!

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BarabinoSr
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #5587596 - 12/24/12 06:22 PM Attachment (83 downloads)

Reflectors- 8" f/6 Hardin,4.5" Meade 4500, and Neptune 4.5" in the Shop!

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brave_ulysses
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #5587682 - 12/24/12 07:39 PM Attachment (110 downloads)

good thread!

when (not if!) the atm happens it will be here; slowly getting organised. my nmsu allsky cam computer is to the right of the hydraulic press. my cg5/200mm newtonian are hidden behind the toolchest. prior to the cg5, i had made an embarrassingly bad mount.

merry xmas


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StarStuff1
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: brave_ulysses]
      #5587761 - 12/24/12 09:18 PM

What you guys are showing are WAY too clean and organized compared to my SJ (Sanford Junkplace). Maybe I'll post a pic after Christmas Day, if I get the nerve.

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John Jarosz
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: StarStuff1]
      #5587774 - 12/24/12 09:37 PM

Here is an ancient thread on the same subject from 2006

ATM CN Workshops

Mine did not really change until this year when everything has been dismantled for a 250 mile move to a new location that will be finalized in the summer of 2013. Almost everything has been moved to my new house in Iowa.

But the old thread is still pretty good. Lots of people that have unfortunately disappeared.

john


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KenScharf
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #5587871 - 12/24/12 11:09 PM Attachment (103 downloads)

Back of workshop, grinding stand with 7" mirror tool, 88mm F10 refractor telescope (surplus lens), two sonotubes in background (waiting to become a telescope), and lots of other junque.

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John Jarosz
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: KenScharf]
      #5588247 - 12/25/12 09:46 AM

Serious oscilloscopes from back in the day!

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KenScharf
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: John Jarosz]
      #5588259 - 12/25/12 09:57 AM

Quote:

Serious oscilloscopes from back in the day!


My Neighbor gave me that old Tek storage scope, but his son robbed all the tubes out of it for his audio equipment! One of these days I might find enough tubes to restore it. I also have a Tek 454 and a Tek 465 that work quite well.

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Mxplx2
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: KenScharf]
      #5588355 - 12/25/12 11:29 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Serious oscilloscopes from back in the day!


My Neighbor gave me that old Tek storage scope, but his son robbed all the tubes out of it for his audio equipment! One of these days I might find enough tubes to restore it. I also have a Tek 454 and a Tek 465 that work quite well.




That old scope brings back memories. I remember turning one on at work early on every cold winter morning, and leaning against it to get warm. They cranked out some serious heat from vacuum tubes.


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Thx8411
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Mxplx2]
      #5588491 - 12/25/12 01:34 PM

Quote:

My Neighbor gave me that old Tek storage scope, but his son robbed all the tubes out of it for his audio equipment! One of these days I might find enough tubes to restore it.




I also have this scope. It still works great ! Love it !


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psi_chemie
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Thx8411]
      #5588822 - 12/25/12 07:35 PM

I sometimes see on ebay NOS tubes in bulk assorted lots, there were lots of TV repairman, etc. that had these. I know one who's got box of tubes is 99% full of NOS tubes. Looks like yours would be really really old ones though.

Ok to stay on topic, I promise a pic of my shop when it's ready in a few months.

Edited by psi_chemie (12/25/12 07:36 PM)


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polaraligned
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: psi_chemie]
      #5588862 - 12/25/12 08:26 PM

A lot of 6DJ8 tubes in this era Tek scope...read $$$. That is why they are often stripped of their tube.

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KenScharf
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: polaraligned]
      #5588892 - 12/25/12 08:55 PM

Quote:

A lot of 6DJ8 tubes in this era Tek scope...read $$$. That is why they are often stripped of their tube.


Yeah, audophools use those tubes in pre-amps.

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roscoe
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: KenScharf]
      #5588917 - 12/25/12 09:20 PM Attachment (71 downloads)

Here's mine, cluttered, but fairly clean......
I think this was the first photo of the new tripod for my 80mm
Russ


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StarStuff1
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: roscoe]
      #5589070 - 12/25/12 11:48 PM

That looks like a Polaris mount. I just converted mine to an alt-az for my C102f. No pics yet.

No counterweight?

Edited by StarStuff1 (12/25/12 11:50 PM)


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roscoe
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: StarStuff1]
      #5589099 - 12/26/12 12:18 AM

Yep, it's a Polaris. I normally run it in alt-az mode, but had it set up as an EQ for the photo op. I guess I forgot the counterweight.......

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seryddwr
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! [Re: roscoe]
      #5589107 - 12/26/12 12:26 AM Attachment (60 downloads)

Here's mine, just after finishing my Byers 58 project.

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seryddwr
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! [Re: seryddwr]
      #5589108 - 12/26/12 12:27 AM Attachment (47 downloads)

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seryddwr
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! [Re: seryddwr]
      #5589109 - 12/26/12 12:27 AM

I'm going to be selling that washer/dryer soon, so that will free up some more space.

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