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New to me(soon) Cave RFT 8" f4.5

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#26 jcricket

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 04:44 PM

I thought I may have had SCs for you, but they are 1.5" shaft (and bare aluminum).

Thanks for the thought!!! I did send you a pm too.

 

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 01:55 PM

... But the Master comes,

And the foolish crowd never can quite understand,
The worth of a soul and the change that is wrought
By the Touch of the Masters' Hand.

Like it too. Reminds of ...

 

Conan Doyle's "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" - "Omni ignotum pro magnifico". Loosely - a thing that is not known is imagined to be a lot better than it really is. When it is revealed, the mastery isn't regarded as it should.

 

Originally from Tacitus Agricola 1.30: "Nos terrarum ac libertatis extremos recessus ipse ac sinus famae in hunc diem defendit: nunc terminus Britanniae patet, atque omne ignotum pro magnifico est; sed nulla iam ultra gens, nihil nisi fluctus ac saxa, et infestiores Romani, quorum superbiam frustra per obsequium ac modestiam effugias."


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#28 jcricket

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 01:53 PM

updated pictures.

Here is the mount restored

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The OTA is all here now, I just need a little time to get it together. More pics to come soon(I hope).


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Posted 26 September 2018 - 06:07 PM

Looks like new magoo.



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Posted 26 September 2018 - 10:15 PM

Looks like new magoo.

thanks. I had it bead blasted and powder coated. It has all new bearings, the cork bushings were replaced with bronze ones, new casters and all new stainless hardware. The clock drive has been cleaned, lubed adjusted. I still need to hook up the power cord, but other than that the mount is ready to use. 


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