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Carpal Tunnel

Reged: 11/21/12

Loc: La Verne, CA
Finder scope fix
      #6148931 - 10/20/13 07:12 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

Fixed a problem on the tube- added plastic from a milk carton to prevent damage from the finder

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Bob Myler
Carpal Tunnel

Reged: 05/18/06

Loc: St Louis, MO
Re: Finder scope fix new [Re: youngamateur42]
      #6149592 - 10/21/13 10:27 AM

Clever fix there, Justin.

Milk carton plastic isn't just for bearings anymore!

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Post Laureate

Reged: 05/29/12

Loc: Just South of the Mason-Dixon ...
Re: Finder scope fix new [Re: Bob Myler]
      #6149601 - 10/21/13 10:33 AM

Good idea Justin. Another option would be to add felt pads to the feet. You could cut them off a sheet of stick-on felt from the craft store. They have both green and black. Punch drill holes in the felt with a hole puncher before you remove the paper backing from the sticky side.

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Carpal Tunnel

Reged: 03/03/12

Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
Re: Finder scope fix new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6149832 - 10/21/13 12:38 PM


I did basically the same repair only on a much more extensive level. My wife accidently knocked over my Meade 826 when I hade it standing up in a corner of a wall and dresser. The focuser area of the OTA was severely cracked. I Cut up a bucket and sandwiched the OTA on both sides with the bucket pieces. You can see in the picture that it did not turn out half bad and served for a solid repair right up until I sold off the pieces this year.

Meade 826 repairs

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