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Alan White

Wooden Eyepiece case or box?

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13 hours ago, Alan White said:

I have a uncanny ability to do stupid things, so perhaps it’s me that needs a nice padded case to keep me safe instead.

I'm glad it's not just me @Alan White, my wife lives in perpetual fear of hearing the sound of tinkling glass whenever I enter the kitchen.

I've managed to drop the ED100 onto wet grass and had a couple of near misses with the ED120 so far, mainly down to me forgetting to properly tighten the dovetail clamp after balancing the OTA.

I have a foam filled flight case for my eyepiece collection but use soft cases for whatever I'm observing with for an evening.

I'd love a nice wooden box but alas, much to my master carpenter grandfather's disappointment, I'm not even capable of hammering a nail in straight.

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@AdeKing sounds familiar, my woodwork teacher referred to me as The Wood Butcher and has been proven frighteningly accurate ever since.

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8 minutes ago, Alan White said:

@AdeKing sounds familiar, my woodwork teacher referred to me as The Wood Butcher and has been proven frighteningly accurate ever since.

that's why I did metalwork at school tried woodwork, but wood gives in to easy to mistakes.... And to this day my job involves steel/metals so friendly :)

 

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What all these case's lack is the Steel tube with a Hamlet cigar for when you find something new in the sky. "I found that"  (Sorry non smokers) as I am one but had to giggle. If you get what I mean. But those wooden cases are great and a real craft of work.

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Here are the latest occupants of my wooden eyepiece case. Gone are the Televue Plossl's, replaced by pairs of pseudo masuyama's, a single 17.5mm Morpheus and my set of Vixen HR's.  There's still room for two more Morpheus - Morpheus's - Morphii, and then I think I'll have my perfect set - possibly!?? Still the same wooden case though, which I still like as much today as I did when I bought it from Hobbycraft in 2017.

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10 hours ago, Alan White said:

@AdeKing sounds familiar, my woodwork teacher referred to me as The Wood Butcher and has been proven frighteningly accurate ever since.

You are not alone Alan. My first attempt at a mortice and tenon joint was greeted with......" That's not a fit, it's a convulsion'

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"A tub of putty and a pot of paint, makes a joiner what he ain't!"  

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I bought a couple of wood eyepiece cases from "Wood Wonders" in the US a few years ago I love them but now I need another one. If someone is looking for gift suggestions for you....🤪

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6 hours ago, mikeDnight said:

Here are the latest occupants of my wooden eyepiece case. Gone are the Televue Plossl's, replaced by pairs of pseudo masuyama's, a single 17.5mm Morpheus and my set of Vixen HR's.  There's still room for two more Morpheus - Morpheus's - Morphii, and then I think I'll have my perfect set - possibly!?? Still the same wooden case though, which I still like as much today as I did when I bought it from Hobbycraft in 2017.

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Nice box (and contents) and having just looked at the Hobbycraft website, reasonably priced.

I know where I'm headed at the weekend.

 

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