At 120x, the moon was impressive - details in Tycho's rays and the southern highlands just popped. Fortuitously, Jupiter then
The scope looks very cool and I give Dennis the bulk of the credit for that - his craftsmanship is obvious immediately. Several neighbors walked by to see what the heck I was up to and were treated to first-time views of Saturn and Jupiter - lucky them :)
I learned a lot with this project - about optics, simple woodworking, and staining. It took me about 2 months from start to finish, working on weekends. About half of that was staining, sanding, and re-staining. This would have taken much less time if I knew what I was doing.
Scope movements are just fine (I need to cut the grass for better az movement :P). I cannot wait to get this instrument to darker skies.