I got the Takahashi MT-160 as the ultimate grab and go set up. A 6" dob is hardly taxing to move around or set up.
I got this idea for this project because of the funky positioning that a newtonian has for the viewing angle on an EQ mount. On an Alt az mount, a newtonian sits up high and you cannot sit down, because you typically need a mount extension to clear the legs. At least this was the case with me and trying to mount it on my heavy duty alt az mount.
I figured the best thing I could do for a scope like this was to get a custom made dob mount built for it. It would be a small dob that packs a punch and would be easy to lug out at a moments notice from my garage.
Going on a recommendation of a fellow CN member TheArdent, I reached out to Dennis at Dobstuff for the hardest part- the cuts.
I don't have the proper tools nor do I have a lot of time, as I am going to post secondary.
I did figure I was handy enough to do the sanding, stain, varnish and assembling.
I placed my order with Dennis from Dobstuff and it was completed fairly fast. One thing I really like about Dennis is how fast he communicates with you before and after the sale. This price was reasonable as well.
I got a pack of all the necessary supplies and the pencil traces of where the parts go, relative to each other.
I did not get any assembling instructions, but it was not needed since Dennis was able to answer and questions I had. This was my first time staining and varnishing a wood piece.
Pictures and brief write up on the steps to follow.