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mounts are designed for your comfort so you see and enjoy
custom mounts can improve stability, provide smoother motion
visible in the eyepiece, and be designed to a comfortable
from 3/4" Baltic birch plywood, lighter weight and water
permiable like commercial pressed-wood based mounts.
to reduce weight by removing unnecessary plywood, also providing
hand-holds making moving the telescope and mount easier.
varieties are availble:
mounts built with internal doweling between rocker box
inside and outside the rocker box if necessary.
mounts for storage and transportation solutions. Collapsibles
fold flat to 5" height with no loose parts.
- arrives with all parts, predrilled, rough sanded with
80 grit. You fine sand, finish and assemble.
Kit - spray finished but not assembled. Reduces shipping
costs and helps availability outside the U.S.
- arrives spray finished, assembled and ready to use.
Custom Dobsonian Mount Applications:
Standardized Dobsonian Mount Kits:
mount your smaller Newtonian for perfect standing
at eyepiece height, rock solid performance, Uncouple for
use as a tabletop Dob.
can be customized for Maksotov, Mak-Newt, Mak-Cass or
telescopes on one mount? Interchange different size
telescopes on one mount? We can do it!.
Solid mount and altitude bearing kits, preset designs for 6"
f/8, 8" f/6 or 10 f/4.7 telescopes. Altitude bearing supports
are custom cut to fit your telescope tube outside
diameter. Bearings ride securely inside the rocker box side walls.
Easy assembly, all parts included. We do not modify to these designs.
"Beautiful work! Pure pleasure to use and
not have to think how this or that eyepiece will affect the
scope's balance" J Schwartz
"Wow!!! It's beautiful and the movements are so smooth.
Thanks for a great product." W. Ferrara
"Fits better than from the factory." A. Bessler
you are an amazing Dob Mount maker." B. Stone - 8"
improvement over the stock mount from Discovery Telescopes"
"Thank you for the mount! It looks great." T. Campbell
"Ingenuous and folds down to a very manageable size and
weight. I'm very impressed!!" G. Susick
"Just to let you know the mount (kit) went together really
"The collapsible Dob is a home run, Mark, a grand slam
home run!!" J. Robinson
Mount with Clamshell Rings with Altitude Bearings:
"I have received the mount and finally had a chance to
try it out last night. It is awesome! It looks stunning, the
movement is perfect, and I love the way it folds up."
- Matt M.
"The motion is excellent and the balance is very good.
Nice fit & finish all around." W. Thomas
"There is a lot of forgiveness with the balancing.
Very pleased." T. McGuire
Ron had us make a mount with bearings for his 10",
and clamshell rings with bearings for his 6" to fit the
10" 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
"Looks great Mark, can't wait to put it all together,
Collapsible Mount and Clamshell Rings with Bearings:
"I have just had the best weekend, astronomy wise and
all due to you.(Plus we finally have clear skies) Thank you
a thousand fold, the mount just goes wonderfully, the smoothness
and stability. The height is great, cant express my
gratitude and excitement enough. My family would also like
to thank you as well, as they now have a happy wife and mother."
Maureen Boyd, Australia
"I have stained and assembled the mount; excellent job
in your design. The mount has great movement and stability,
Im really enjoying this mount." - S. Block
have round ground boards and are designed for minimum height.
Additional height for a more comfortable viewing position
upon request. Parts are CNC cut for uniformity and precise
Solid Mounts: Side and front boards are screwed together and
contain internal dowels adding stiffness. Tall
solid mounts may have curved internal or external stiffeners
Collapsible Mounts save storage space and fit easily in your
car. Collapsible mount boards are all attached as single unit
with heavy duty anodized aluminum hinges, fold flat to 5"
height and sets up in minutes. No loose parts; all knobs
store securely on the rocker box bottom board.
Kit orders are predrilled with all parts included. Wood parts
rough sanded with 80 grit. Teflon pieces precut, countersunk
and come with screws. Formica
laminate Crystal 42
bearing strips and azimuth ring are precut to size. Parts
are dry-fitted before shipping. Requires fine sanding, Philips
screwdriver, 2 wrenches, glue, wood putty and paint/finish..
Finished orders arrive assembled.
New: All altitude bearings ride
on supports mounted on the side boards instead of our old
style on top of the side boards. This prevents lateral slip
by capturing the bearings.
Tube fitting bearings have inside supports with an arc cut
to fit the outside diameter of your telescope tube, and require
a 3/8" bolt hole in your tube to secure it. Bearing thickness
is .708". Small bearings are up to 12" diameter.
Large bearings available up to 24" diameter.
Clamshell rings provide 1/8" gap around the tube (1/16"
on any side). Line the inside of the rings with adhesive backed
felt or weather-stripping to obtain desired fit. The clamshell
rings two bottom boards are joined with heavy duty anodized
piano hinge. The two top board open, and secure together using
a thumb screw passing through one board and screws into an
anchor seated in the adjacent board. Altitude bearings are
diameter of your telescope tube (up to 12").
Finished and assembled mounts can be shipped to US and Canada.
Finished but unassembled mounts and Kits can be shipped worldwide.
18mm Baltic Birch plywood, virgin Teflon, Ebony Star replacement
Crystal 42 Formica laminate and assorted hardware. Finished
mounts have up to four coats of fine sprayed polymer sealer
with a cinnamon (reddish) tint.
Shipping: FedEx Ground domestic, USPS internationally. Contact
us for a shipping cost estimate.