Lightening of parts

A project log for DIY Harmonic Drive Equatorial Mount

A home built equatorial mount for my telescope built mostly recycled components I have had lying around.

Jerry BiehlerJerry Biehler 05/04/2014 at 21:490 Comments

I weighed the three parts I machined out the day and they came in at 12lbs! Ouch! I modified the design to incorporate lightening cutouts. After about 5 hours of milling and one destroyed cutter plus one remade part I have them finished. I still need to bolt them together and ream out for the taper pins to lock everything together.