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Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]
Replies: 20
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Re: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]

I should point out that there have had to be several tweaks to the design since the final post in the original thread : * The cladding panels shrank considerably as they dried out in hot weather and needed to be removed and re-fitted closer together * Neither WIFI or powerline ethernet turned out to...
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Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]
Replies: 20
Views: 42

Re: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]

Nearly there at last :) This weekend I've managed to get the OSB boards down to make the floor, increased security by putting a 5 lever deadlock on (in addition to 2 padlocks) and have finally got a mount and scope sitting on top of the pillar. Next clear night I should be able to get the polar alig...
by admin
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]
Replies: 20
Views: 42

Re: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]

Right, an overdue update - got the shiplap on the door side last weekend and it's looking good :) https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-81TE0BNLkE4/UvaVvCpdrbI/AAAAAAABosI/I0hGmowJraE/s800/%255BUNSET%255D.jpg I still need to cut a couple of half width strips to go at the top of the two visible sides bu...
by admin
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]
Replies: 20
Views: 42

Re: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]

Managed to get the cladding on the third side today, so that just leaves the door, the cladding on the door side and the floor to go! Here's the observatory from the garden side showing the two drop down sides pretty much finished (I need a half width strip of shiplap along the top of each - waiting...
by admin
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]
Replies: 20
Views: 42

Re: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]

More progress today - I have finally got the hinges fixed so that the side flaps can fold down! Here's a shot showing the second flap being fixed in place. I've temporarily fixed a couple of bits of scrap timber as supports for the flap to hang on (in its folded down position) while I get the hinges...
by admin
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]
Replies: 20
Views: 42

Re: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]

Right... another weekend, another small chunk of progress :) The roof is pretty much done now - all tidied off round the edges and smartened up. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dcmOOAl_LRI/Uq7Bf-nNyiI/AAAAAAABoRo/YNnXgF8Cbok/s800/%255BUNSET%255D.jpg Very pleased with that - still rolls (just abou...
by admin
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]
Replies: 20
Views: 42

Re: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]

Yesterday wasn't too bad weather wise in Oxfordshire (a bit windy, but that was all), so I took a day off to get the roof on the observatory. It was quite a long job, so a good thing that SWMBO and the kids weren't around :) https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-I-usBeZHxc8/UqGYTkO-NuI/AAAAAAABoRY/BASC...
by admin
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]
Replies: 20
Views: 42

Re: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]

Tony, yes, the tracks/wheels are definitely the way to go - all it takes is one finger to slide the roof - you'd never get that sort of smooth running from nylon wheels on a wooden track or similar. It rolls so easily that I have had to put a couple of screws in to hold it in place for now - otherwi...
by admin
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]
Replies: 20
Views: 42

Re: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]

Not had much time to build recently, but did find a couple of hours this weekend to make some progress with the roof - got the OSB panels for the roof cut to size, edged and test fitted on the roof frame. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xw4fHpwczQ0/UpuXKaVSnEI/AAAAAAABoRA/Upeh2FWmTwk/s800/IMG_201...
by admin
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]
Replies: 20
Views: 42

Re: Observatory Build [Archived from astronomyshed.co.uk]

Hi Robin, I've used the felt adhesive, works well but two bits of advice: 1. Keep it warm or you'll need a trowel instead of a brush. 2.Wear disposable clothes! Now that is good advice :) I'd already figured it was going to be a messy job, but the idea of having to warm the adhesive hadn't occurred...