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#1 Ssayer

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:24 PM

Someone has probably done something like this already, but since I didn't see it... I wanted something to make it easier for my old fingers to do fine focusing on my scope without losing the quick focusing of the stock knob, and that doesn't cost a ton of money. On my 3D Printer, one of the first upgrades that people do is to add larger adjustment knobs for the table. Making something like that to add to the stock focus knob for the scope was easy enough (simply a press fit). I figured I'd share the idea here just in case anyone else cares. tongue2.gif

 

Here's what I came up with...

 

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#2 Richard O'Neill

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:53 PM

Looks good.waytogo.gif



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Posted 12 September 2019 - 09:26 PM

Sell them.  You'll be rich :)



#4 Ssayer

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:34 AM

Haha, pretty funny! Seriously, I probably upload about a fifth of the stuff that I draw up to Thingiverse. That way, if someone is truly interested, they can download it to print it, or use one of the print services available via Thingiverse and elsewhere...



#5 SpheroidGut

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 10:17 AM

I really like the focus knob mod that you made. 

 

I just paid $19.99 for this one but haven't had a clear night in a few weeks so I've yet to try it but I'm hoping it makes a difference.

 

My first post by the way, I've been lurking for quite some time! 

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#6 Ssayer

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 03:03 PM

I really like the focus knob mod that you made. 

 

I just paid $19.99 for this one but haven't had a clear night in a few weeks so I've yet to try it but I'm hoping it makes a difference.

 

My first post by the way, I've been lurking for quite some time! 

Haha, looking at that pic you posted, I sort of feel like Tom Hanks in Big... "I don't get it!" :p  There isn't room to have that go full circle. It looks like it might do possibly 270°. What do you do after that??



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Posted 14 September 2019 - 05:12 PM

It's for those really fiiiiiiiine adjustments on the focus knob. 

 

My son thought it was a whistle when I opened it out of the package!

Haha, looking at that pic you posted, I sort of feel like Tom Hanks in Big... "I don't get it!" tongue2.gif  There isn't room to have that go full circle. It looks like it might do possibly 270°. What do you do after that??




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