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26-07-2012, 05:36 PM
RG (Astro_Bot) has written a nice DIY article for Repairing a Finderscope Crosshair Reticle.
You can read the article on the IceInSpace Projects (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/projects.html) page, or directly by clicking on the link below:
Repairing a Finderscope Crosshair Reticle (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/63-698-0-0-1-0.html)
Thanks to RG for writing the review. Please contribute your own reviews and articles! It's easy to do and it's not rocket science. Get the heads-up at Write for IceInSpace (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/write-for-iceinspace.html) just like RG did.
27-07-2012, 04:37 PM
27-07-2012, 05:16 PM
Very good article.
It set me to wondering if this could be done with glow-in-the-dark thread eg
and would it work to any advantage in that situation?
27-07-2012, 06:20 PM
hmm thinking a cheap drift alignment tool out of old possel and an LED:)
28-07-2012, 11:34 AM
Excellent technique, RG! :thumbsup:
A lot of useful tips RG.
I've replaced a few crosshairs and it's always fiddly, this definitely looks a better way.
I've also found that a human hair is also a good size as well. I have to use one of my wifes though, there's nothing on my head. :D
29-07-2012, 02:22 AM
Thanks for the compliments.
I didn't attempt repair with thread, so I don;t really know - thread is a bit thicker than the wire I used. The glow in the dark option might be worthwhile and I'd be interested to see what it looks like. Maybe the glow in the dark thread would also work for a DIY 1-power finder?
My hair is also pretty useless for this kind of thing!
(I've also made myself an LED crosshair illuminator - a slightly different design to the existing IIS articles - cost about $20 to make - but there're are enough articles on that kind of thing already).
04-08-2012, 04:55 PM
In the distant past when I would repair/replace them I just use hair - pluck out a couple hairs and a dot of super glue as was good as new :)
04-08-2012, 05:51 PM
All hair gone now? :lol:
04-08-2012, 07:15 PM
Umm yeah I would use some one else now :D
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