Thursday, April 17, 2014

A rocker box upgrade for Jeff in Amelia, Ohio
is complete and ready for packaging.

The all Baltic birch construction makes for a sturdy and attractive
rocker box upgrade for the Lightbridge telescope.

The addition of a "lock" designed to apply "stickton" to the telescope.
The purpose is to apply pressure when different size eyepiece weights are used.
A simple solution using a bolt, Teflon/washer disk and knob.





All packed up and ready to go.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rocker Box Upgrade  for Lightbridge 16" being built
for Jeff in Amelia, Ohio.





I like to check the "fit" before final assembly of the rocker box.
(I just happen to have the remnants of a LB16 to help out!)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ben P's 10" 6-point flotation mirror cell installed on the mirror board.
Ben lives in Mansfield, Maine.

Rear with large ventilation hole in mirror board.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rocker Box sides and Alt Bearings for Ben's 10" Kit.


The Rocker Box coming together and assembled with clamps
to confirm the "fit". The ruler gives you an idea about size.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The beginnings of a 10" strut kit for Ben in Mansfield, Maine.
Here, the OTA rings are complete.

Friday, April 11, 2014



Complete and ready for pickup is a 16" kit for John G. in Pomona, California.
 The kit also includes a Destiny 3-vane curved-vane  spider and Moonlite focuser.
John lives about an hour away.

Here's a pic of John's 16" F4.5 Hubble sandwich mirror on the 6-point
flotation mirror cell. The 3.5" secondary on its holder is to the left.