The construction of this telescope was a lot of fun. I used the Richard Berry/David Kriege book, "The Dobsonian Telescope - A Practical Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescope" A book worth purchasing if you plan to construct a Large Aperture telescope.
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The Telescope before I cover it with the light shroud. I have insulated the truss tube with 7/8" Armaflex refrigerant piping insulation. The Insulation has a wall thickness of 3/8". It has some ugly stenciling on it, so I plan to paint it Flat Black to hide it.
Picture of the secondary cage, if notice you don't see any wires running around the upper cage. All wiring is hidden between the light baffle material of the secondary cage (Ebony Star Formica) and the outside plywood rings. The way power is applied to the secondary cage is also pretty Unique. Power is applied to the Aluminum truss tube plate in the mirror box and using the truss tubes as my conductors.
All wood used is cabinet grade Oak. Which as you can see, produces a beautiful telescope. Here it is with the light shroud pulled in place and with the Sky Commander mounted. The whole project took less than 6 weeks working part-time on it.
I constructed the mirror cell using heavy wall 1" box tubing and 1/4" plate aluminum.

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