MOUNTING A FINDER TO A MEADE ETX 70 - ANOTHER OPTION
Last updated: 27 August 2013
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2013 10:58:37 From: Campbell Family Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) I used a 3.5" PVC pipe clamp and a spreader bar made out of paint sticks! Underneath the finder shoe I glued a small block of wood to help hold it. The whole spreader is glued together using wood glue (no screws) and then trimmed with my sliding compound miter saw. Black paint was then applied. The pipe clamp is lined with double sided tape and stuck to the tube. It's only purpose is to allow enough surface area to get a good bond. I also stuck some tape underneath the spreader bar. A couple of bolts and screwing the finder base to the spreader finished the job. Be careful when tightening the bolts, the tape is what is supposed to hold it not the clamping action! This ETX 70 will be used as a "point to" scope for my larger scopesA laser pointer bracket will go into the syntax finder shoe. Oh and the ETX is sporting my "drain pipe" lens cap! Brent Campbell Olympia WA
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