Mounts with Fitted Bearings
Solid Collapsible
Kit
Finished
$275
$400
Kit
Finished
$295
$420
 
All mounts now have round ground boards that extend to the corners of the rocker box.
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Mounts are available as solid or collapsible. All are custom designed to specifications of your telescope from a minimum height, or taller for more comfortable viewing position. Parts are CNC cut for uniformity and precise fit. Sky Commander Digital Setting Circles is an option..

Solid Mounts: Use dowels inside the boards and are screwed together.
Taller solid mounts may incorporate vertical outer or curved internal stiffeners.

Collapsible Mount save storage space and fit more easily in your car. All mount boards are attached together as single unit with heavy duty anodized aluminum piano hinge, "folds" flat to 5" height and sets up in minutes. No loose parts; clamping knobs store securely in the rocker box bottom board.

Kit orders are predrilled, all parts included. Wood parts rough sanded with 80 grit. Teflon pieces precut, beveled and countersunk, FRP bearing strips and azimuth ring precut to size. Parts are dry-fitted before shipping. Requires fine sanding, philips screwdriver, 2 wrenches, glue for FRP.

Finished orders: arrive ready to use. Finished orders can be shipped unassembled to facilitate non-US destinations.

Bearings have two supports each, on the inside and cut with an arc to precisely span the outside diameter of your telescope tube. A 3/8" hole in the bearing center is for a bolt to secure the assemblhy to your tube. Additionally, if mounting holes already exist in your tube we will match their center to center distance and their diameter.

Bearings are .708" wide Baltic Birch with a 1/8" outside lip made to ride along side the Teflon pads to keep the telescope tube from sliding laterally. A 1/16" space is left between the edge of the bearing and cutout of the mount. We make a variety of bearing styles that you can select from.

Small bearings are under 12" diameter. Large bearings are from 12" to 23" diameter and add $12 to above cost.

Finished and assembled mounts shipped to US and Canada. Finished but unassembled mounts and Kits can be shipped worldwide.

Materials: 18mm Baltic Birch plywood, virgin Teflon, FRP. 3/8" azimuth bolt, 3/8"x1/2" flanged bushing, t-nut, lock nut, #12 and #6 wood screws, #4 brass screws, 2-1/2" long 1/4-20 thumb screw, brass wood inserts. Finished mounts have up to four coats of fine sprayed polymer sealer with a cinnimon (reddish) tint.

Shipping: FedEx Ground domestic, USPS internationally. Contact us for a shipping cost estimate.