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Old 20-03-2017, 09:17 PM
imhimmelkommter (Michael Toms)
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Building a pillow block EQ-Mount 40mm SS shaft.

Progress on the Equatorial Mount, I'm starting to build the latitude part of the mount. In the end I am using pillow block bearing for both axis, similar to Matt has in another post with his pillow block mount. There are two flange bearings in the pier, with fine thread movement in azimuth. I used a angle grinder right angle gear box to achieve that. I am enjoying the build to have the mount as portable as possible to fit in Corolla. The telescope 12 side tube has passed stage one in the build, and is ready for sanding. Clear skies, Michael
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Old 20-03-2017, 09:50 PM
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Very nice work Micheal, what size is the scope, looks like it might be an 250 or 300mm or a bit more. Also, is that your own machine shop, if so I'm envious, could do a lot of work with that set-up available at home.
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Old 20-03-2017, 09:55 PM
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Very nice work Micheal, what size is the scope, looks like it might be an 250 or 300mm or a bit more. Also, is that your own machine shop, if so I'm envious, could do a lot of work with that set-up available at home.
It will mount a 250mm f5 reflector and all the tube is made out of wood. The work shop isn't mind and I've employed a machinist who was once a tech school teacher in the trade of fitting and turning. His taken my ideas on with passion.
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