Farpoint Replacement Base KIT - 12" Scope - Rocker Box for Zhumell & Apertura (GSO) Dobsonian Telescopes
We've adapted the GSO partible board base components to be made from high quality Baltic Birch plywood (the stuff that all the big dobs are made from). First we have the components cut on a commercial CNC wood router. Once the parts are cut, we add joinery features for end assembly and when assembled the result is a much more durable, stiff base with traditional smooth Dobsonian motions.
This product is offered in KIT FORM which will require the user to assemble and finish. This will require basic woodworking skills such as gluing, sanding and applying finishes. The joinery system we supply requires no screws, nails or fasteners of any kind. No tools are needed to assemble the base. Assembly only requires wood glue, a steady flat assembly area and an assistant.
The caveat is that the joinery system must be assembled correctly the first time. It is a one-shot system with no disassembly or re-do possibility. Once the system is locked together it is impossible to take apart without destroying the wood assembly.
This product is unfinished and will required sanding, staining and sealing.