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Radius blocks for Meade 10" SCT OT - 3d print plans

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#1 MariusR

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:08 AM

Hi everyone

 

I am looking for plans to 3d print radius blocks for Meade 10" SCT OT. I recently acquired the OTA and want to mount it on my CGEM. I am sure I can have the dove tail bar machined but it may be easier to print the radius blocks.

 

Can anyone please point me to a place where I can download the plans? As we are at the Southern tip of Africa it becomes extremely expensive to ship stuff to here. 

 

Regards and thanks

Marius 


Edited by MariusR, 16 May 2019 - 05:08 AM.


#2 Xeroid

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 09:32 AM

Why not make them out of Red Oak instead and sealed with varnish?

 

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Since your located in south Africa, here some native hardwoods that could be used:

 

- African blackwood is considered to be among the hardest and densest of woods in the world; indeed, among some 285 species tested

Mahogany
- Coconut
- Iroko
- Padouk
- Longhi
- Ebony


Edited by Xeroid, 16 May 2019 - 03:27 PM.


#3 OldManSky

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:45 PM

Can't help with 3D Printer plans.

I can point you to these:

 

https://www.admacces.../radius-blocks/

 

Would 3D-printer plastic be robust enough to do the job?

Good luck.



#4 MariusR

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:30 AM

Why not make them out of Red Oak instead and sealed with varnish?

 

EDITED:

Since your located in south Africa, here some native hardwoods that could be used:

 

- African blackwood is considered to be among the hardest and densest of woods in the world; indeed, among some 285 species tested

Mahogany
- Coconut
- Iroko
- Padouk
- Longhi
- Ebony

 

 

 

 

Yes, someone else also suggested it to me as well. I have indeed been pondering the idea as I am not shy to do a bit of wood work. Mahogony or Oak is readily available in my area.

 

Thank you for confirming the idea!



#5 Xeroid

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 09:13 AM

Your Welcome and hope we see a photo of your efforts!



#6 CharlesW

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 10:06 AM

If you are going to use wood, think about grain orientation. You don’t want the blocks splitting on you. 




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