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Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 12:19:36 From: BIGBOY7JIM@netscape.net I solved my counterweight problem (at least I hope so)!!!! I'm rather delighted with the way it turned out and it was super easy to make! I have a grand total of about 5.00 rapped up in it!!!! not bad huh? I already had the bino L-mount from my swift 20X80's (which I wasn't using because I had a "super" C mount on my bino's so as to mount a red dot finder!),the swift mount is very heavy and seems to work very well! I'm sending you several pic's so you can give me your opinion (which I respect greatly!!!! The only real problem that I forsee is when and if , the scope has to find an object very near the horizon, it might hit the threaded rod! In the alt/az mode, one should never have a problem though, but heh, who uses their scope in the alt/az mode, right? My list of materials are as follows: 1. 1/4-20 threaded rod (1.69) 2. 12 1/4" fender washers (.9 each) 3. 4 1/4-20 nuts (.12 each) 4. bino tripod L-mount (about 15.00) 5 about 2 hr's time putting together Jim
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