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Carry Handle for 8” Dobsonian ?

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Does anyone know if there is some sort of handle to make moving an OTA easier. I do manage ok mostly, but at my age it would be nice to make life easier.

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 Here's an old SGL thread with a carry handle feature banjaxed, looks easy enough to drill  the holes and screw onto the tube.....

 

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I have used handles from WDS Ltd but recently came across these aluminium handles at screwfix. Cheap but just the right thickness. Screws provided with them are long countersunk so you’ll have to get some shorter regular bolts Similar to the more expensive black one I fitted to a 200P.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/smith-locke-d-pull-handle-248mm/5099j

Here’s one on a mak but gives you the idea.

 

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Thanks for posting this thread Geoff, looks like a great solution.

Cheers,   Maurice 

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Thanks John, that is another great idea for me to consider 👍

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Thanks for that info Paul. I just remembered that I picked up a couple of tube rings for a very reasonable price and I am thinking that maybe they could be used to attach some sort of handle to which would not involve drilling the OTA.

1 hour ago, FenlandPaul said:

These are rock solid on my prized 12”. Recommended by a fellow SGLer:

http://www.wdsltd.co.uk/product/3851/bridge-handle-with-steel-or-brass-insert-wds-8532/?sku=34461

 

 

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11 hours ago, AdeKing said:

That looks like a very easy answer to my problem, thanks for the tip.

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