Friday, August 18, 2017

Dennis: Here take a peek the scope and rocker box work great together and there is some extra space too. You gave me a good 3 to 4 inches of wiggle room and that is perfect.  The first time I put the scope on the box I was just a bit out of balance but I quickly balanced the scope and it works well now…. I focused on some trees a mile or so away and noticed the mirror needs dusted off but otherwise it is awesome. David

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Solar Eclipse Anyone . . .

All ready for the solar eclipse on 8/21 -- I'll have some guests for
coffee and goodies. Here's a solar projection screen set-up I built
for the occasion. The NexStar 80GT mount tracks perfectly.

It works just right.

Philip's 15" Kit Nearly Complete ...

Except for a couple of small items, Philip's 15" string-strut kit is completed.
I can start packaging this for delivery and add the last "piece" tomorrow.

This is going to make a nice telescope!!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Rocker Box for Philip's 15" Telescope . . .

As always I assemble the rocker box with clamps to be sure of the "fit".
This one, for Philip's 15" string-strut kit is just right.

All of my kits have "pre-drilled" and counter-sunk holes for easy assembly.

Friday, August 11, 2017

David's 8 inch Rocker Box Completed .. .

Rocker box and rings for Dave's 8-inch "tube" telescope.

I just need to "touch up" the varnish a little bit
 and let it cure for a day or two.

A bit of extra side support and oversized ground board for stability.

While this is NOT David's telescope, it's similar to form.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Two Projects Continued . . .

The rocker box for David's 8" tube-telescope is coming
along nicely. Here's it has been assembled and
varnished. Now to make the bottom and ground board.

The rocker box sides and altitude bearings for Philip's
15" F5 string'strut telescope are just about completed.