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Sean Cunneen
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: seryddwr]
      #5589352 - 12/26/12 09:22 AM

Thanks Greg, that's more like it! I don't know how the rest can be in the creative spirit with out their junk around to inspire them!?

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BarabinoSr
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: seryddwr]
      #5589369 - 12/26/12 09:42 AM

Great reports, everyone ! I was very excited to get a home that had the workshop already set up. There also is a door that leads from the shop to a covered patio and then to an outside driveway slab- a great place to set up scopes for observing! I'm in the final stages with one of my main scope projects. Thanks for posting! G

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Sean Cunneen
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #5589373 - 12/26/12 09:45 AM Attachment (51 downloads)

Here's mine, once built the scopes move to the garage. This is my small parts table. I have been doing a lot of restoring/reconditioning of late, so there are a lot of odds and ends.

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Sean Cunneen
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Sean Cunneen]
      #5589374 - 12/26/12 09:46 AM Attachment (37 downloads)

This table of junk is where the big scopes go when they are being worked on. On the right is my 8" classical cass and on the floor you may be able to pick out half of it's future mount!

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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Sean Cunneen]
      #5589446 - 12/26/12 10:34 AM

I've been there!

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KenScharf
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: magic612]
      #5589609 - 12/26/12 12:08 PM

You guys up north with the basements are lucky (except when they flood). When we moved into our new house here in S. FL. we added on a room for my "ham shack" with enough extra room for overflow storage (mostly of my hobby junque). There is enough length to the room to test mirrors with 20' ROC (and I can make it dark enough), but I don't know how stable temperature wise it will be. I'm "into" other DIY activities such as wood working, and electronics. I'm now looking at setting up a small foundry for casting aluminum. I'll probably try casting parts for a mirror cell for the 7" plate glass mirror I've been making. I've tried running plop under Wine under Linux (it crashes now and then), and it looks like a 6 or 9 point cell will work fine for a 7" F7 19mm thick mirror.

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Project Galileo
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: KenScharf]
      #5589767 - 12/26/12 01:37 PM

Here is my hideaway. I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.




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psi_chemie
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Loc: Leawood, KS, USA
Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: seryddwr]
      #5600091 - 01/01/13 06:25 PM

Here is my mini machine shop for small projects.

Current projects include an off-axis F10 spherical 2.5" reflector, restoring a classic Edmund scope, creating a Dob mount for said Edmund scope.

I'm trying to figure out how to make my first newtonian focuser for the 2.5" at the moment. I made a really simple mirror cell with 3point adjustment so far.







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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: KenScharf]
      #5600459 - 01/01/13 10:24 PM

Quote:

You guys up north with the basements are lucky (except when they flood). /quote]

I live in East Tennessee and never had a basement before. Can't imagine not having one now. FWIW I grew up in Louisiana where just a few people had basements. Only they were called indoor pools.

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Pinbout
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: StarStuff1]
      #5603266 - 01/03/13 03:48 PM Attachment (26 downloads)

I can't believe you guys are so neat, I can tell you never went to art school.

I like giacometti's studio


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Ed Jones
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5603324 - 01/03/13 04:30 PM Attachment (33 downloads)

Now that looks more like my workbench that's just out of site in this shot. Here I'm testing my refractor with a reflector.

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Norm Meyer
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Ed Jones]
      #5603587 - 01/03/13 07:41 PM Attachment (26 downloads)

Here's some pictures of my shop.

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Norm Meyer
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Norm Meyer]
      #5603590 - 01/03/13 07:42 PM Attachment (27 downloads)

...and another

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Norm Meyer
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Norm Meyer]
      #5603592 - 01/03/13 07:44 PM Attachment (21 downloads)

still another....

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Norm Meyer
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Norm Meyer]
      #5603597 - 01/03/13 07:46 PM Attachment (21 downloads)

More.....

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Norm Meyer
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Norm Meyer]
      #5603601 - 01/03/13 07:48 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

one more...

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Tom Clark
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Reged: 11/14/07

Loc: North of Deming, NM
Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! new [Re: Norm Meyer]
      #5603818 - 01/03/13 10:34 PM Attachment (28 downloads)

Here's the new shop built last year. We just moved from FL to NM.

Edited by Tom Clark (01/03/13 10:34 PM)


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Tom Clark
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! [Re: Tom Clark]
      #5603819 - 01/03/13 10:35 PM Attachment (32 downloads)

The current project is this 24' dome. Started in Sept and it's almost finished.

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kfrederick
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! [Re: Tom Clark]
      #5603834 - 01/03/13 10:44 PM Attachment (32 downloads)

Here is my String-A -Matic

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Sean Cunneen
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Re: Post a Picture of Your ATM Workshop ! [Re: kfrederick]
      #5603840 - 01/03/13 10:53 PM

I think Tom wins.

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