Box I made for my eyepieces.

  • Advertise with us
Project by Chris posted 02-24-2013 06:02 PM 1155 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.

6 comments so far

View ksSlim's profile


1276 posts in 2887 days

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

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

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

View workerinwood's profile


2717 posts in 3065 days

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

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

View helluvawreck's profile


31067 posts in 2864 days

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

Nice box, Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View scottishbob's profile


169 posts in 2284 days

#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

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

View Chris's profile


16 posts in 1945 days

#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.

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 2173 days

#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.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics