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Old 14-07-2019, 03:35 PM
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Giving an SCT the Steampunk treatment!

After giving an old 6" refractor the Steampunk treatment, I had to continue with the Steampunk odyssey with other telescopes

Next was my SCT on an older set of forks, with a DIY wedge.

As with the refractor, paramount to this project is it only add an aesthetic enhancement to the scope and not impede its performance.

This project took a bit longer. The woodwork was much more intricate, and the design of the components needed more thought. But I'm pretty happy with the result.

Should attract the attention of the Spooks if I set up in the City!

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Old 14-07-2019, 05:06 PM
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You need to do this to Nick's Santel Mak.
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Old 14-07-2019, 05:58 PM
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Old 14-07-2019, 06:18 PM
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I have plenty of Soviet memorabilia and trinkets Alex could use
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Old 15-07-2019, 07:33 AM
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There's such a little trinket on this piece Spotted it?
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Old 15-07-2019, 08:08 AM
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Thatís Awesome- do you do mounts as well - my Tak NJP could do with some punking up, just ask Lewis
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Old 15-07-2019, 08:21 AM
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I’ll paint your NJP pink and grey camo Andy. Free.
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Old 15-07-2019, 08:24 AM
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You need a flux capacitor, at least to power the dewheater
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Old 15-07-2019, 12:55 PM
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Gotta hand it to you Alex .... you come up with some good ideas...I like it
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Old 15-07-2019, 03:39 PM
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We could put a beard on your Mak Col.
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Old 15-07-2019, 10:22 PM
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Thanks gentlemen

Andy, your NJP just needs some well designed brass decals That'll glam up the accountant-looking mount... Sure it works, but...

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