Box I made for my eyepieces.

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Project by Chris posted 02-24-2013 06:02 PM 1143 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a eyepiece case made from scrape solid pine and birch ply I had left over from other projects. My wife got me a porter cable dovetail jig and I wanted to try it out. I was using pelican cases to hold my telescope eyepieces, but I wanted to make something to match my scopes better.

It’s minwax red sedona. 3 coats of clear gloss spar. Then 2 coats of satin spar. The box sees dew from the nighttime and that is why the I used the spar poly.

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 05:11 AM

Case will be the envy of your friends.
Nice job.

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#2 posted 02-25-2013 02:11 PM

Very nice, great job!!

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 02:12 PM

Nice box, Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 02-25-2013 07:00 PM

hi nice job , just got my first telescope a Meade etx70 from ebay, still getting to grips with it , 25mm 12.5mm and 9 mm eyepiece plus a 2x barrow , can u recommend any good web sites , to a complete beginner

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#5 posted 02-25-2013 11:54 PM

Thanks for the compliments. Scottishbob Cloudy Nights website is great they have many forums and beginner forum also.

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#6 posted 02-26-2013 09:45 PM

Great job on the fantastic box. Like the beautiful wood, great joinery and the finish as well.

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