Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Couple of Projects Take Shape . . .

Tom's 13.1" Telescope uses a 16" Sonotube. Here, Tom has built a
"cage" for the OTA. I've added the Altitude Bearings. Next -- the Rocker Box.

The "upper ring" for Walt's 16" F4.5 telescope.

This is an 8-pole truss, single upper ring design.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Multi-Tasking . . .

The major components for Chris' 17.5" Truss Telescope.
A couple of projects coming together. A 17.5" for Chris in Ridgefield, Connecticut and some work on a 13.1" for Tom in Angelus Oaks, California.

It keeps me busy!!

Tom is using a sonotube for his telescope tube. Here I've made a
Baltic birch tube ring.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Walt's 16" F4.5All

All the wood components for Walt's 16" telescope are complete.
Now, it's time to "assemble" them! Let the fun begin.

Scott D., from Ft. Collins, Colorado and his Dobstuff rocker box for
his 10" Orion telescope. The rocker was a kit. Nice assembly job, Scott!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Baltic birch mirror cell for Tom H's 13.1" Newtonian

The OTA, in this case, will be 16" I.D. sonotube.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Another "welcome" visitor . . .

Tom H. from Angelus Oaks, California dropped by to drop off some components 
for his 13.1" telescope. A great visit and discussion about telescopes and more.

Thanks for stopping by Tom!!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Two Telescopes under construction . . .

Two Telescopes start to take shape.
A 17;.5" for Chris in Ridgefield, Connecticut, (L) and
A 16" for Walt in Federal Way, Washington.
Here, the rocker box sides and altitude bearings are coming together.