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2021 - Collapsible mount with large altitude bearings, kit for 12" SkyWatcher Collapsible.

"I finally finished up my mount. I’m very happy with it. I’m pleasantly surprised how solid the mount is…even with the collapsible nature."

J Jackson.

2021 - Solid Mount with small altitude bearings, kit.

JJ's f/long planet killer split tube beauty. Thanks J!
2021 - Solid Mount with large altitude bearings, kit.

Marc's kit was shipped over a year ago. He took his time to paint, assemble and even add some modifations resulting in this stylish 12 inch "Great White Shark". He requested these specific large altitude bearings after seeing Lisa W's tripod dob, and the crossbar atop the bearings. Thank you Marc for the photo, its a favorite!

2021 - Collapsible Mount with small altitude bearings, kit.

"I have finally finished my scope and I love the mount that you have made! I've attached a couple photos and feel free to use them on your website. Thank you again!"

Justin Q.

2021 - Solid Mount, clamshell rings, small altitude bearings, kit.

"Thanks for the excellent, high-quality base. Here it is finished and ready to dazzle viewers."

John C.

 


 


2021 - Collapsible Mount, Clamshell Rings, Small Altitude Bearings Kit

Collapsible folded flat. Front and side boards are hinged so everything is one unit. Locking knobs are stored onboard when mount is collapsed.

Upon receipt: "What a beautiful job you did on this mount. Many thanks for the care and precision that went into rendering this functional art object.

Upon completion: "My mount is Varathaned and ready to go. I am still impressed by the precision and intricate carpentry of this device. Again, equal qualities of art and craft. You are the master."

Mick B.


2021 - Solid Mount, Clamshell Rings, Small Altitude Bearings, Kit

"Excellent base. Just fantastic!"

Frank C.


2021 - Collapsible Mount, kit..

"It worked out perfectly. The scopes pivot and rock so nicely. I made those mirrors in the 70s and made many refinements along the way, but I never expected that I would ever have mounts as fantastic as these! Thank you so much!"

Lou B.


2021 Big Bearings Kit

"I got the bearing kit stained the wood parts, and mounted it (very carefully!) to the scope. Works great, and looks even better! Good product, and you're a great person to deal with. I posted this picture to CN, and mentioned that I was very pleased with the quality of the parts. Thanks for the excellent product."

Bill S.



2020 - Collapsible Mount, clamshell rings, small altitude bearings.

Built with removable tripod legs for added height (see original mount height on table).

"Went together very nicely.
Really can't say enough about how much thought you put into the design. Wow.

Very elegant and stylish, love the legs!!"

Kevin L.



2020 - Solid Mount, clamshell rings with small altitude bearings. Sky Commander installed.

"I've had this scope since 1980 and I'm not sure when it was built since I acquired it used. The optics are beyond excellent after all these years and I can tell you that I had a ball using it on the new mount with the DSC. That poor old OTA has been in a car wreck and long term storage and many many observing sessions ... but it is still kicking. Your Dobsonian mount is light years ahead of what I put together when I ditched the clunky old German Equatorial. The motion of the mount is great."

Don M.


2020 - Collapsible Mount Finished, shown at its 5" collapsed height.

"I think the mount is fantastic Solid when assembled compared to my original mount. Saves me almost 2 cubic feet of storage and transport space compared to the old mount. I really like the brass inserts for the thumb screws. The bearings are silky smooth. I like the thick teflon pads."

Ken L.

 

 


2020 - Solid Mount with Clamshell Rings and Altitude Bearings Finished

Ordered with Sky Commander hardware for customer installed DSC. This mount was designed to meet the buyer's seated height preferences.

"Thanks a great mount. I did some daytime testing and the view is steady with my hand on focus or taping on tube. The height of the base is a pleasure for using the scope while seated. Looking forward to a lot of great years of use."

Jeff W. 



See special sale page.
2020 - Solid Mount with Altitude Bearings Kit for SkyWatcher 10. Here is another.

Shipped to Germany finished but unassembled to save on transportation costs. Ground board was requested to be under the rocker box completely to keep assembly from rolling during transport. Altitude bearings are offset to correct for poor factory balance causing a nose-heavy tendency.

"The mount runs very smooth and is both very light and portable. Excellent. :) I can easily carry the complete telescope because of the smaller size and holes in both sides. This is a huge step ahead compared to the stock mount. Thank you very much for your effort."

Hermann



2020 - Solid Mount with Altitude Bearings Kit

"I finished building the mount and refinishing the telescope. Attached are a few photos. They were taken at the club's observing site yesterday. I used the scope/mount to observe about a dozen globular clusters last night. It is working very well. Your dimensions were all perfect, it all fit really well. Thanks for your effort."

Steven P.


2019 - Solid Mount with Clamshell Rings and Altitude Bearings Kit

"I thought you might be interested to know that I've now got your mount paired up with a matching equatorial platform and working well. Life is good!"

Jeff L.


2019 - Solid Mount with Clamshell Rings and Altitude Bearings Kit

"I have finished the mount . It looks terrific. I particularly like the dowels and holes."

Paul B.


2019 - Tripod Adapted Solid Mount and Altitude Bearings

"Just beautiful! That is one good looking mount. It fits the CG4 like a glove, is buttery smooth, rock solid and is the perfect height for me for viewing while standing (I’m 5’10”). I couldn't be happier. Thanks a bunch Mark, I look forward to working with you again sometime!"

Lisa W.



2019 - Solid Mount with Clamshell Rings and Altitude Bearings.

"It looks great! Can't wait to take it for a test run."

Scott C. - Takahashi MT-160.


2019 - Solid Mount with Clamshell Rings Altitude Bearings Finished:

This mount was built for a heavy MN66 Mak-Newt, so we worked with the buyer to sufficiently stiffen with both internal and external bracing. Our collaboration continued even after the mount was delivered in order to test and adjust the stiffness.

"I did the upgrades last weekend and tested several times during the week.
I'm glad to report that the mount works fine now. Looks great too."

Romaine G.


See special sale page.
2019 - Solid Mount with Altitude Bearings kit.

Here is Will's finished 10" SkyWatcher. He asked for the ground board to be completely under the rocker box, which makes it more compact for travel. Notice the offset mounting of the bearings and nice eyepiece holders inside the front board.

"The tube now balances nicely. There is no problem collapsing the tube with the larger, offset bearings and show how much bulkier the stock mount is."

Will S.


2019 - Collapsible Mount with Clamshell Rings and Altitude Bearings kit.

"Finished the scope this. Thanks for your help. My 3 granddaughters and I painted out Zodiac signs on the scope and mounted the optics this weekend. Having your mount available made the job a lot easier for me."

Mark N.


2019 - Big Bearings replacing 5" factory bearings kit.

"Was able to use the SkyWatcher Dob with the Big Bearings upgrade. Super smooth motions in alt. Very happy with the results so far."

Greg W.


2018 - Solid Mount with Clamshell Rings, Altitude Bearings and Tube End Rings finished.

"Mark worked tirelessly with me on my mount project. I had many ideas for customization and changes that I wanted to make and he worked with me on every single aspect of it. He would not rest until I was satisfied and his attention to detail and commitment to his customers is truly amazing. Thank you again for everything you did, Mark. I am truly grateful and very happy with my mount."

Patrick S.


2018 - Collapsible mount with clamshell rings and altitude bearings kit.

"EXCELLENT!

Thanks, you guys do great work."

Pete M.


2018 - Solid Mount finished.

"Thanks Mark, you know I have never left the scope in the living room. The black wood mount just did not look living room worthy. Beyond functionality and weight, your mount looks great and I am happy to have in the room now. Will be sure to let folks know where it came from.

I know this is about the most simple mount you make, but it is still a great change for this scope and I am glad I finally did it. It is so much lighter, and a heck of a lot nicer than the standard mounts that come with these or any similar scope.'

Douglas M.


2017 - Solid Mount with Clamshell Rings and Altitude Bearings kit.

"Hi Mark,

The telescope is working very well. I added encoders to use with my Argo Navis. You did a very nice job on the mount as the pointing accuracy is very good. The scope is an Orion ( English) VX10L, 10" f/6.3. Thank you for all your help with this project. I am happy to recommend your products and services."

Ellis E.


2016 - Collapsible Mount and Altitude Bearings kit:

"Mount works perfectly, going from zero to slightly over 90 degrees. Altitude movement is silk smooth; azimuth movement is firm and precise. Mount height and tube clearance were spot-on! There´s about one inch of clearance."

Marcelo I. - Rio, Brazil


Solid Mount with Clamshell Rings and Altitude Bearings finished.

Ron asked for a replacement for his 10" Orion mount, and a clamshell with bearings 6" to fit the 10" mount. Two telescopes one 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 D