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Criterion "Chrome and Gold" Edition RV6

Started by fct-150, 06/07/2013 02:07AM
Posted 06/07/2013 02:07AM Opening Post
Special note: I moved this to the Antique/Vintage group as I think it is more appropriate here.

The RV-6 is finally, FINALLY completed. A total of 54 hours has been put into it including gold and triple plate chroming, re-greasing and calibration of the motor drive, 5 hours of rust removal alone (I mean ALL RUST removal!), brass restoration, and heat-treated quad-clear coated pier feet! I am still debating on a name for him (yes, Jill and I decided it's a 'he'). "Critter", "RV Harvey", and "Mr. Blingtime" are some of the top candidates.

To those who wish to see it in person, I will have him at the Oregon Star Party later this summer.

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fct-150's attachment for post 57517

Just a few thoughts:

8) FS-152SV sitting in the office
grin Japanes super lucky zen observatory garden
:S Meade ETX-90 finder scope position
shocked Hino Optical Mizar 120SL observatory model
:C SR-4mm eyepiece with a 3x barlow in a 60mm refractor
8O Zeiss Victory 7x42 SFs
wink Having over 135 vintage oculars to play with
smile My life surrounded by wonderful friends and impeccable optics
Posted 06/07/2013 02:08AM #1
More images of the final product...

Attached Image:

fct-150's attachment for post 147175

Just a few thoughts:

8) FS-152SV sitting in the office
grin Japanes super lucky zen observatory garden
:S Meade ETX-90 finder scope position
shocked Hino Optical Mizar 120SL observatory model
:C SR-4mm eyepiece with a 3x barlow in a 60mm refractor
8O Zeiss Victory 7x42 SFs
wink Having over 135 vintage oculars to play with
smile My life surrounded by wonderful friends and impeccable optics