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Project by gbrown4 posted 01-12-2011 04:36 AM 2381 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have made several of these chairs for both myself and friends in my astronomy club. I make it out of oak and it will adjust in height by sliding the seat up or down depending on the eyepiece height. I initially got the pattern from a book called star ware. I modified the plans a little. This type of chair is very useful if you have a dobsonian telescope.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo





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Cosmicsniper

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 04:45 AM

You’re my kind of woodworker, Greg! Pray tell, what dobsonian have you???

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 05:02 AM

I just have a dob now. Started with 80MM refractor then a Schmidt cassingrain. A guy down in Stafford, Texas made my current dob which is a Z-scope. I moved up from the Houston Area in 2002. I was a member of Fort Bend Astronomy in Sugarland. When I started astronomy I lived in Northern California and was a member of Sonoma County Astronomical Society in Santa Rosa, Ca. I am now a member of Astronomical Society of Kansas City.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 07:52 AM

Terrific! A very practical, beautiful, and well executed project, Greg!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#4 posted 01-12-2011 10:18 AM

A nicely done project and I love the Chevy too!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-12-2011 04:17 PM

This is great. Beats the folding chair I use with my 10” Hardin DSH.

I like it!

Greg

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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