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#4326 JoeInMN

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Posted Yesterday, 06:41 PM

Not today precisely, but a week or so ago... Finally (after allowing it to languish functional but ugly for ten or fifteen years) finished the mount for my 6" f/8 Dob. Filled the veneer damages from an old construction goof, replaced the Teflon bits with furniture glides (which actually work better on this one, oddly), primed and painted, then painted the scope tube again as well. Still to-do but not urgent are repairs to the homemade finderscope mount, making simple alt/az gauges, and cosmetic tweaks to the wooden primary cell. The giant collimation knobs were hurriedly made, for gloved hands in frosty temperatures...

 

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Edited by JoeInMN, Yesterday, 06:45 PM.

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#4327 Mike G.

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Posted Yesterday, 07:02 PM

Not today precisely, but a week or so ago... Finally (after allowing it to languish functional but ugly for ten or fifteen years) finished the mount for my 6" f/8 Dob. Filled the veneer damages from an old construction goof, replaced the Teflon bits with furniture glides (which actually work better on this one, oddly), primed and painted, then painted the scope tube again as well. Still to-do but not urgent are repairs to the homemade finderscope mount, making simple alt/az gauges, and cosmetic tweaks to the wooden primary cell. The giant collimation knobs were hurriedly made, for gloved hands in frosty temperatures...

 

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Those collimating knobs are ingenious!


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