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#251 semiosteve

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 04:01 PM

Overcast again today all day !tongue2.gif

 

I'll just go ahead and post the indoor pictures . IF ... the sunlight ever shines through the clouds again here , I'll get outdoor pictures .

 

The missing counterweight , was corrected with a piece of 1" round stock , end drilled and tapped for a 1/2'' 13NC stud . That then screwed into the end of the Dec. shaft . I don't know if this is correct as per OEM . Not ever seeing another Waring mount to compare too ,but it works with a 5 lb. weight  , for the time being , or till I see an example of the original counterweight arrangement  . 

I has that exact mount for many years, purchased and used right here in the Cleveland area back in the day. I think my dec shaft was shorter if I recall correctly.

 

I used it with an 8inch Newtonian I assembled for planetary work.

 

When Scott Horstman from Backyard Observatories build my ROR observatory I gave that mount to him. He may therefore know it's current wherebouts

 

Oddly enough, I recently landed up with another piece of Cleveland telescope making history.

 

Last summer at a local estate sale I nabbed a Unitron 153 GEM that was atop a badly beat-up (but substantial) tripod. It turns out it was made at Waring Cleveland

 

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#252 Kasmos

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 01:35 AM

Buy an air compressor and a gravity-feed paint gun.  You can then apply any texture or splatter pattern that you like, properly, with a little practice, and no need for grandpa's toothbrush.   Easy and repeatable.

 

If you're going to be doing restorations for a while, you may as well break-down and get it.  For just one though, it doesn't make sense.

I also used to do star backgrounds (splatter), by lowering the air pressure on a airbrush, but it's probably a little too fine for a mount.

That said, If you already have a small air compressor you might be able to do a good splatter job with a cheap Harbor Freight touch up gun. 

https://www.harborfr...-gun-92126.html


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