Wednesday, November 6, 2013
An amazing telescope...
"Here's a photo of my . . . dobsonian. I made a few mods. I added wheels on the front and drilled holes in the back to allow poles to be used as a wheel barrel to move the scope around. The regular broom handle poles screw into place so I can back up as well as go forward without the poles pulling out. You can see the poles in place in the pic.
I painted the scope black and then added some astronomical pictures using decoupage and then varnished everything. I also made a hollow hole in the center pin for some wires and added some red LEDs to the bottom of the base so it glows a faint red on the grass at night - that way I can see the base and wheels in the dark. A very fun project to work on. Thanks for your excellent telescope parts to play with.
I have dreamed of making a telescope like this but never thought I'd be able to make all the wood parts - thanks to you a small dream comes true."
I've seen some neat "custom finishing" on my telescope kits, but this one is "outa the park"!!