8" Ballscope Refinished

The 8″ Ballscope is now refinished and she looks great! I got the opportunity to use it at Perkins this past weekend and she did pretty good. However, I discovered something interesting: she bounces like the 12.5″ scope now. About 5 seconds to dampen vibrations. The 8″ scope never did this before. One of the things that I did differently in this scope was use the threaded rods to separate the mirror cell and the lower compression ring like on the 12.5″ I used wooden dowels before on the 8″. This week I will be cutting some 1×2 solid oak pieces and wedging them in there to see if that makes a difference. I will cross my fingers!

~ by jhissong on 2009/04/13.

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