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#1 proa

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Posted 19 May 2021 - 10:20 AM

I have just completed an "observatory" in the form of a low deck, a Bike Barn motorcycle shelter (trike size), and a DIY pier/caddy combination in SS with 3 casters and 3 adjustable feet. My equipment now includes a CN212 and an  ASI 178MM, on a GM8 mount.

 

So next I need a raised desk or rack of some kind for a  PC, a mouse, a 24" monitor and some charts. Do you have a design beyond a couple of low shelves? I'd be grateful for some photos. If there's an off-the-peg, readily-available  commercial product, a photo of that would be great too.

 

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Andrew

 

 


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Posted 19 May 2021 - 10:58 AM

Google "computer desks". Then click on "Images" at the top of the screen.

 

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Posted 19 May 2021 - 12:05 PM

It's minimalist, but you can whip up a DIY desk - custom height, shape, etc. - for cheap.  Google "PVC table caps" for leg attachments or you can buy legs alone from a woodworkers supply store.


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Posted 19 May 2021 - 01:13 PM

Guys: thanks. I had looked at google images but none is right. I recently built, from plans alone, a 19 foot  outrigger sailing canoe with kick-up rudders. The rudders incorporate bronze gudgeons, while the cheeks are attached with copper rivets and roves. I am quite the  expert at wasting both cheap and expensive materials. It's the dimensions that I am seeking, dimension based on experience.

 

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Posted 20 May 2021 - 07:28 PM

I'm asking for too much from this desk. If the surface is at the level of my forearms and if it's carrying a monitor then stability becomes an issue. A rigid wide base is essential. That means stiff sides, with a stiff back, and stiff upper front. Gotta let those toes get under the front edge of the surface. I drew out a plan using little more than a single piece of 3/4 ply:  $60 for the ply, $20 for a box of good screws and lots for drawer sliders. It'll be a clunker.

 

So I'm going to lose the monitor. If I can't work without one then I'll sell my camera. This isn't astronomy anymore. 

 

Thanks anyway.

 

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