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Cheap and Easy Eyepeice Caps


MoonNut
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Sorry if this has already been done...

I keep all my EPs in a plastic tool box with the removable tray lined with foam sections. Over the years the collection has grown with new and second hand EPs, the end result was some EPs with caps and some without, I used the top of the bolt cases for the bigger items, but the result is not good:

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I have been wondering about where to get some new EP caps and today while putting a used milk container in the recycling I thought "this cap loks like the right size" so off it came (and after a quick wash) I tried it on a Meade 4000 6.4, it seemed to fit OK so I carefully trimmed (very carefully) the inner ring out of the cap with a craft kife...

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and it fitted perfectly!

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So a quick rummage through the recycling bin, some swift "knife work" and now my EP tray looks like this!

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well chuffed! :)

Obviously the caps come in different colours so you can colour code your caps!

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