The making of a Telescope Eyepiece box #1: Telescope Eyepiece box

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Blog entry by Dennis Fletcher posted 01-15-2010 05:06 PM 3670 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been commisioned by a young man who is an ameture astronomer to build for him an eyepiece box. That is, a box that will hold all of his eyepieces, his filters and his maps without any damage to the pieces.

He travels with his telescopes every year to SC, I believe, so it needs to be secure enough to not open up on him and to withstand an accidental tumble or two.

I have had to learn how to use a dovetail jig and have done pretty well with it. However, due to my lack of proper planning, I have found that I will have to hide the corners because of some channeling mistakes I made on the inside of the box.

I am sure that the end result will far exceed my expectations, so I am very hopeful.

As soon as I have a moment to figure out how to embed photos, I will begin to add them as I progress.

--, Making design and application one. †

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#1 posted 01-16-2010 05:44 PM

Here are some pictures of the project so far.

Putting in the interior.

Creating the interior

Here is a shot after i have made some corner molding. Checking the fit and the look with the straight molding I wanted to use.

What it will look like

--, Making design and application one. †

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