|Project by Tom Clark||posted 1650 days ago||3244 views||12 times favorited||26 comments|
Thirty years ago the only way to get a good large telescope was to build it yourself. Unfortunately, I built nearly 40 telescopes before the shop ever had a tablesaw. Being a machinist, it was easy to cut everything out on a bandsaw. Today the woodworking has progressed a little, but it is still just a fun hobby for me. Here are a few of the scope projects. The observatory was my first ever construction project. What fun! I drove the building inspector nuts, but eventually it all worked out.