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    Passport number for deliveries from Europe!

    Ah!, so you're responsible for the solid cloud cover, rain, fog and generally miserable conditions I've had for the last few weeks. I wondered who had some new kit.
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    Les Paul Style Guitar Build

    Utterly wonderful. If you fancy shipping it to the UK for a while (10-20 years?), I'll give it a good test and check it all works. There is no charge for this service. After this time, I might even be able to play well enough to do this justice. Thanks rob
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    Les Paul Style Guitar Build

    I play the guitar (very, very badly) and am thoroughly enjoying this thread. I will never make a guitar in my life, I'd be lucky to be able to put a shelf up, but its great to learn from other people, even if I will never use the knowledge. I would love an early Telescaster, but as with all...
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    Wadkin BGS10…The rarest table saw Wadkin made. Full Restoration

    I'm trying to think of a better word than superb and failing :) A wonderful thread to follow. Thanks Rob
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    Router for CNC machine

    I printed and built my own CNC from V1 Engineering. Here’s my thread documenting all my stupid mistakes I made. https://forum.v1engineering.com/t/new-build-in-clapham-north-yorkshire-uk/16519 I use a Katsu router. Works well for me. I don’t cut metal though. Rob
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    Interest rates and mortgages.....

    I brought my first flat in 1987 at the height of that boom. I sold it in 95 at the bottom of the market but brought a house at the bottom so worked out well. Sold the house for 4x what I paid for it in 2012, brought a house in Greenwich and sold that for double what we paid. I now live mortgage...
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    Telescopes

    Great shots. It's £4.99 now, but keep going and you'll get the itch :0 Rob
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    Telescopes

    Star gazing binos theoretically have a different set of coatings on the lenses. I'm exceptionally sceptical to the value of these coatings. I got a decent pair of normal binos (10x50's around £50) and they've been perfectly good. Your 30x80 telescope should be fine. Not sure how the eye pieces...
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    Telescopes

    Get a pair of binoculars, a deck chair, a flask of something warm and a sleeping bag. Lie back and enjoy the night sky, even a £20 pair of binos wll be enough to pick out a few of the moons of Saturn and will get a hint of the rings (depending on the dark sky). However there is nothing like a...
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    Telescopes

    Very nice. Barn door trackers are quick and easy to build. If you get the polar alignment right, and you've got a nice guide scope to do it, you can get great results. Also very portable. I don't have a decent 35mm camera but I sometimes think this approach is easier and far cheaper. Thanks Rob
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    Telescopes

    Aperture fever should be a recognisable mental condition as it affects so many people. You start at 60mm and then think well, a 72mm is only a little more, and then 80mm is just a bit more and I get so much more light gathering, and perhaps a 90 mm might make all the difference to split that...
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    Telescopes

    The ZS61 is a little jewel. I've got it and the field flattener for it, the field flattener is not a reducer so it stays at f5.9 which is OK, though I'd like a little faster, but it is what it is. I got it all for £280 off eBay a few weeks ago and took a punt. It turned out that the previous...
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    Telescopes

    Spot on advice. 1. Most decent binoculars have a 1/4"-20 thread in the joint in the middle. It's normally covered by a cap and most people never know its there. You can build a decent parallelogram in a few hours with 10mm aluminium box section and some nuts. I did and I have ten thumbs. 2...
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    Telescopes

    @shed9 gave a better answer than I could :) When you get to big mirrors, the weight of the tube can be a lot so an open frame is an easier and lighter option. There are some skilled builders who design their frames using CAD programs to get the most rigidity for the least weight. if you have a...
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    Telescopes

    @doctor Bob It costs nothing to ask questions but it might save you from making an expensive mistake. You can pick up bargains on eBay but you have to look. You might be better finding a local astronomy club and turn up. I can't imagine for a second that they won't welcome you. One other...
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    Telescopes

    @hairy You can use an ordinary telescope for solar viewing. However you need some additional kit to make it safe, otherwise you will burn a hole through your eyeball and possibly through your brain :) All telescopes gather light and bring it to a focal point so your eye can see it, basically...
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    Telescopes

    @DiyAddict is spot on. 99.9% of astronomers will be more than happy to help, demonstrate and advise you. find a local club and ask. That costs nothing. You might also find a club member looking to sell their kit. Buying used from somebody who knows what they are doing and you can talk to is...
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    Telescopes

    @doctor Bob I have a few telescopes and a few mounts to go with them. I also used to teach and do viewings at the Greenwich Observatory so have some idea of what is out there. 1. Astronomy is fun and you can do it cheaply. 2. Once you really enjoy it, you can also spend a lot of money :) You...
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    Wera tools advent calendar £42.80

    Just ordered as a Xmas present for nephew who is just starting an apprenticeship (yep, they do still exist) in refridgeration. I promised to buy him his tools if he stuck it out to the end. Thanks for this, one Xmas present down, 28 to go. if only they just wanted tools.... Rob
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    The living hell of dust extraction diameters

    Don't buy a cheap 3d printer. As with all tools, a decent 3d printer costs a little more but you get a lot more usage. £200 or so will get an Ender 3. It will print 235x235x200 (ish) so big enough for many or most tasks. I built a 1000x600mm cnc machine with mine. The cheaper machines are...
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