Step 1: Step 1: Materials and Tools
- Some type of pipe clamp
- long bolt with two nuts (preferable one wing nut)
- L bracket
- Small piece of wood (I used 1/2" plywood)
- Assorted nuts and bolts
- Felt (optional but recommended)
- Elastic (could probably use thick rubber bands instead)
- Saw (to cut the wood to size)
- Hot glue gun
Step 2: Make the Eyepiece Clamp
Assemble the clamps together, with the long bolt inserted.
Put this around your eyepiece and tighten just enough so it doesn't move. You don't want to damage your eyepiece.
Step 3: The Wooden Base
Draw a "slot" on the wood where you want your bolt to sit.
Drill a large hole half way through the wood. The hole needs to be large enough for the head of your bolt to completely go through the wood, but only half way.
Now drill in those same holes with a smaller bit. Make the hole size just slight larger than the shaft of the bolt.
When you put the bolt in, this allows the head of the bolt to be counter-sunk so it sits flush (or a little under), the surface of the wood.