UTA Started!

The upper tube assembly started this evening.  I stopped by Woodcraft and picked up a couple sheets of 1/2″ baltic birch plywood and fired up the router and cut out the rings.  Also got the holes drilled.  Tomorrow I plan to cut the strut tubes, focuser boards, and the UTA struts.  I will go ahead and drill out the pattern for the upcoming moonlight focuser.

The UTA is 1/2″ smaller than the current single ring one.  This is following Kriege’s suggestion in his book.  It will be a bit smaller than the mirror box, but most truss type dobs are.

I also ordered some new Kydex for the UTA.

In other news, I found out my neighbor is a seamstress and she agreed to make me a light shroud for the 16″.  I informed her I would cut her grass a few times for payment.  She agreed.

~ by jhissong on 2011/05/04.

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