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Old 14-04-2005, 12:48 PM
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HowTo: Home Made Observing Table

Hey guys.

Ian Ogilvie (stringscope) has kindly written a fantastic how-to guide for building a home-made observing table.

It's a great looking piece of kit, really makes me want to build one of my own!

You can read it all, and see the pics, here:

Home Made Observing Table

Thanks very much to Ian for contributing the guide! More content for the website is great! If anyone else would like to contribute a how-to article, please contact me.

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Old 14-04-2005, 10:52 PM
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Mike,That looks too good to use.
I used to use an ironing board. Converted it to suit, with light holder, angled/rotating tray to hold the Herald-Bobroff etc.
Now, I just use the back of the station wagon, like a few others.

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Old 15-04-2005, 08:35 AM
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I think I will have a go at one of these. The idea of just grabbing this, the chair and scope for a session is very appealing
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Old 10-08-2006, 06:39 PM
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Ian's Table

Hi Ian (and others)
I built a case useing your design. It holds everything. I sit it on a folding table and it is great.
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Old 10-08-2006, 06:49 PM
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Hey Geoff,

I was about to do the same this weekend... I'd love to see a photo if you could swing it...

cheers -- randall
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Old 11-08-2006, 09:35 PM
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Hi Geoff,

I am glad the design worked out for you. It would be great to see some photo's.

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Old 17-12-2009, 05:15 PM
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I want one so bad, doubt though my building skills are that good though which someone sold one. If anybody does know a shop where they sell these things, or would like to sell one themselves please write on this post and let me know, so like that could arrange something

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