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Jeff Young08/03/2020 20:57:31
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I'm reasonably competent (not to be mistaken with "skilled" at larger scale machining. I've got a 1953 Bridgeport and a 1955 Clausing 12x36 (with some sweet period bakelite handles). Used mostly for automotive, astronomy and DIY audio gear.

I'm also a railroad modeller -- HOn3 Colorado in the 1920s. The big tools aren't always what's required here, so I just bought a Cowells ME90.

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Neil Wyatt09/03/2020 16:19:23
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Welcome to the forum, Jeff.

Always glad to see a fellow astronomer on board

Neil

Steviegtr09/03/2020 16:31:07
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Hi jeff & welcome. I have just bought a milling machine from a guy who builds huge telescopes. The one he showed me was a 22" mirror reflector thingy. All hand built including the mirror polishing.

Steve.

Jeff Young09/03/2020 17:03:21
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Thanks for the welcome, guys!

Here's a couple of eyepiece trays I did on the mill out of a plastic cutting board. (The post itself is a little over my pay-grade; the top was trued on something like a 55" x 300" lathe, mounted and de-mounted with a gantry crane!)

Machining an adapter to mount my Mewlon on an AP600E:

Cheers,

Jeff.

old mart09/03/2020 17:26:13
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Welcome, Jeff, you will be able to give good advice to our less experienced members, and me as well, no doubt.

Neil Wyatt19/03/2020 18:15:39
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Posted by Jeff Young on 09/03/2020 17:03:21:

Thanks for the welcome, guys!

Here's a couple of eyepiece trays I did on the mill out of a plastic cutting board.

That's a great idea

Neil

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