Here is a chance to show off, or tell us about your newest repair, Mod or restoration. Now that Winter is upon us, some of us take the opportunity to
fiddle with those rusty Bolts, Put that new motor on, or even pull that whole mount apart because of the old GOO or grease doesn't want to work in the freezing temps.
I haven't been able to do a lot, but I did apply some clear Epoxy to my Mayflower Wooden Box to stop the lamination from peeling away in several spots.
It also leveled it out. I tried Wood Putty but with the lod flexing it just cracked.... This is here to stay.. I have found out that if I want to lay down a surface that looks like GLASS, I know what to use!
I also repaired one side joint with Elmer's glue and a Ratchet type, strap Tie down! Those work GREAT when you don't have a clamp large enough!
Someone had stained the box Dark at some point so I put a fresh cote of Stain on the box, those scratches are covered again. That old box that looked like it was junk and falling apart, now looks like it is ready for another 60 years protecting my baby.....
I just have never LOVED a Telescope more in my life, even at $300.00 including shipping, I feel it was a superb bargain!
THANK you ALL here for peaking my interest in these Beautiful Vintage Japanese Refractors!!!
YOUR TURN! What cha do to your scope?