|Leon's 12" F5 rocker box taking shape.|
|Mirror Box and Intermediate Ring for the ETT|
(Easy Transport Telescope).
|Here the Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) is assembled.|
The overall length of the struts is 53 3/4".
|OTA rings for Leon's 12" kit. This kit will be complete -- mirror,|
focuser, spider and focuser. Here the OTA rings are taking shape.
|Equatorial Platform Completed|
The "drive" system of the equatorial platform. The all Baltic birch
furniture grade plywood is stained Ebony and finished with 5 coats
of Satin varnish.
|All assembled and ready to use.|
|Underside of the top platform.|
|I don't actually build equatorial platforms, but Brian in Temple Terrace|
Florida asked me to rework one for him.
Pictured is the bottom "drive" assembly.
|All of the wood components have been replaced with furniture grade|
Baltic birch. Much of the hardware was updated as well.