Go Back   IceInSpace > Equipment > ATM and DIY Projects

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1  
Old 02-08-2006, 06:43 AM
iceman's Avatar
iceman (Mike)
Sir Post a Lot!

iceman is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Gosford, NSW, Australia
Posts: 36,736
DIY: PST Scope Case from a Toolbox

Hi all.

Alan Sheehan (sheeny) has kindly written a DIY how-to article on making a "PST Scope Case from a Toolbox".

You can read the article in the Projects & Articles section, or directly by clicking on the link below:

PST Scope Case from a Toolbox

Thanks to Al for taking the time to contribute, and writing the article for IceInSpace.

If you'd like to contribute a review, how-to or other article, please contact me via PM or email.

Last edited by iceman; 02-08-2006 at 07:32 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-08-2006, 07:32 AM
iceman's Avatar
iceman (Mike)
Sir Post a Lot!

iceman is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Gosford, NSW, Australia
Posts: 36,736
Article uploaded.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-08-2006, 09:53 AM
ving's Avatar
ving (David)
~Dust bunny breeder~

ving is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: The town of campbells
Posts: 12,359
looks pretty neat
how would it go gluing the top piece of foam into the lid?


all i need now is a pst
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-08-2006, 03:58 PM
sheeny's Avatar
sheeny (Al)
Spam Hunter

sheeny is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Oberon NSW
Posts: 13,497
That should be possible, Ving.

The only thing you need to watch is the size and placement of the foam, and perhaps shape the edge closest to the hinge. That's just because of the way the lid closes onto the box (It is hinged below the top of the box, and the opening in the top of the box is a bit smaller than the lid, due to the folds they've put in to stiffen it.

If you use really soft foam you might be able to simply squash it closed.

I'm sure that if you are that way inclined, these are not problems that are insurmountable!

Al.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-08-2006, 05:36 PM
Miaplacidus's Avatar
Miaplacidus (Brian)
He used to cut the grass.

Miaplacidus is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hobart
Posts: 1,234
Nice article, Al. I did something very similar. (I reckon they charge too much for the box they offer with the PST.)

I use a rectangular piece of stiff foam with a slit half way up and a hole in the middle to slide over the OTA to act as a shield to keep my eyes in shadow. I think I will cut this so it fits into the top of the tool box.

Cheers,

Brian.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-08-2006, 07:02 PM
sheeny's Avatar
sheeny (Al)
Spam Hunter

sheeny is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Oberon NSW
Posts: 13,497
Quote:
Originally Posted by Miaplacidus
Nice article, Al. I did something very similar. (I reckon they charge too much for the box they offer with the PST.)

I use a rectangular piece of stiff foam with a slit half way up and a hole in the middle to slide over the OTA to act as a shield to keep my eyes in shadow. I think I will cut this so it fits into the top of the tool box.

Cheers,

Brian.
Good idea, Brian. I might have a play with doing something similar with the soft foam in top of my box. It should still work as long as it isn't too windy!

Thanks!

Al.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-08-2006, 04:42 PM
mattrob
Registered User

mattrob is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Perth, WA
Posts: 5
I've just had a look at the article and there appears to be an inconsistency in the size of the toolbox. In some places it is listed as 455mm x 200mm x 165mm and in others it is listed as 455mm x 120mm x 165mm (which I believe is incorrect).

Just thought I'd mention it as it could be a bit confusing.

Matt
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-08-2006, 05:13 PM
sheeny's Avatar
sheeny (Al)
Spam Hunter

sheeny is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Oberon NSW
Posts: 13,497
Good on you Matt!

You are absolutely right. My lydexia must've been playing up when I wrote the materials required. The toolbox should be 455 x 200.

Sorry about that!

Al.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 05:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
Limpet Controller
Advertisement
Testar
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement