- Solid Mount with Clamshell Rings and Altitude Bearings
assembled and finished this kit for a 10" Dob,
and sent several photos. His comment about the internal
hidden dowels and predrilled holes highlight part of
our new stiffness design upgrades which include 3/8"
dowels between the side, front and rocker box bottom
boards, bracing between front and side boards, and moving
the altitude bearings inside the side boards to capture
them and avoid unwanted lateral slip.
"I have finished the mount . It looks terrific.
I particularly like the dowels and holes."
- Paul B.
2019 - Tripod Adapted Solid Mount and Altitude Bearings
Lisa W. contacted us requesting a Dob mount that would
fit her CG4 tripod. Her idea was to have a grab-and-go
setup that would allow winter observing with her 6"
Newtonian, off the ground, out of the snow, at a comfortable
height, and to have it removable for use as a table-top
telescope. Hat's off to Lisa for this great idea!
This is what we came up with. The larger round bottom
board is the adapter to allow use on the CG4, yet removable
so the mount functions also as a standard Dobsonian.
"Just beautiful! That is one good looking mount.
It fits the CG4 like a glove, is buttery smooth, rock
solid and is the perfect height for me for viewing while
standing (Im 510). I couldnt be
happier. Thanks a bunch Mark, I look forward to working
with you again sometime!"
2019 - Solid Mount with Clamshell Rings and Altitude
Takahashi MT-160. Here we are testing the new strips
of Formica Crystal 909-42 material.
It looks great! Can't wait to take it for a test run."
2019 - Solid Mount with Clamshell Rings Altitude Bearings
mount was built for a heavy MN66 Mak-Newt, so we worked
with the buyer to sufficiently stiffen with both internal
and external bracing. Our collaboration continued even
after the mount was delivered in order to test and adjust
did the upgrades last weekend and tested several times
during the week. I'm
glad to report that the mount works fine now. Looks
2019 - Solid Mount with Altitude Bearings kit..
Here is Will's finished 10" SkyWatcher. He asked
for the ground board to be completely under the rocker
box, which makes it more compact for travel. Notice
the offset mounting of the bearings and nice eyepiece
holders inside the front board.
"I confirm that the tube now balances nicely. There
is no problem collapsing the tube with the larger, offset
bearings and show how much bulkier the stock mount is
(the stock mount does result in the eyepiece being a
few inches higher but the difference is not much, and
I actually prefer it slightly lower for my usual chair)."
2019 - Collapsible Mount with Clamshell Rings and Altitude
"Finished the scope this. Thanks for your help. My
3 granddaughters and I painted out Zodiac signs on the
scope and mounted the optics this weekend. Having your
mount available made the job a lot easier for me."
- Mark N.
2019 - Big Bearings replacing 5" factory bearings
"Was able to use the SkyWatcher Dob with the Big
Bearings upgrade. Super smooth motions in alt. Very happy
with the results so far."
- Greg W.
- Solid Mount with Clamshell Rings, Altitude Bearings
and Tube End Rings finished.
worked tirelessly with me on my mount project. I had many
ideas for customization and changes that I wanted to make
and he worked with me on every single aspect of it. He
would not rest until I was satisfied and his attention
to detail and commitment to his customers is truly amazing.
Thank you again for everything you did, Mark. I am truly
grateful and very happy with my mount."
2018 - Collapsible mount with clamshell rings and altitude
Thanks, you guys do great work."
- Pete Mazzone
2018 - Solid Mount finished.
"Thanks Mark, you know I have never left the scope
in the living room. The black wood mount just did not
look living room worthy. Beyond functionality and weight,
your mount looks great and I am happy to have in the room
now. Will be sure to let folks know where it came from.
know this is about the most simple mount you make, but
it is still a great change for this scope and I am glad
I finally did it. It is so much lighter, and a heck
of a lot nicer than the standard mounts that come with
these or any similar scope."
- Douglas M
2018 - Solid Mount with Clamshell Rings and Altitude
The weather hasnt been too great around here lately
for observing, so I havent been out under the
stars with the telescope, but I do have it operational
now. Here are a few pictures I took today of the mount
with the scope and finder installed."
- Greg L
2017 - Solid Mount with Clamshell Rings and Altitude Bearings
The telescope is working very well. I added encoders to
use with my Argo Navis. You did a very nice job on the
mount as the pointing accuracy is very good. The scope
is an Orion ( English) VX10L, 10" f/6.3. Thank you
for all your help with this project. I am happy to recommend
your products and services."
2016 - Collapsible Mount and Altitude Bearings kit:
"Mount works perfectly, going from zero to slightly
over 90 degress. Altitude movement is silk smooth; azimutal
movement is firm and precise. Mount height and tube clearance
were spot-on! There´s about one inch of clearance."
- Marcelo Ianini
Solid Mount with Clamshell Rings and Altitude Bearings
Ron asked for a replacement for his 10" Orion mount,
and a clamshell with bearings 6" to fit the 10"
mount. Two telescopes one mount!
"Stand arrived this evening. Great job! Looks super,
works great. The most amazing part is that it weighs 1/1,000th
the weight of the original Orion stand!! Geez!! The real
reason that I wanted the mount, so I could put my 6"
to good use also. I had no mount for it before, now it
looks good enough to sell. BUT - I won't!!"
- Ron DeAngelis