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    Two weeks of clouds and bad weather rolled in alongside my new XT-10, but that won't stop me from working on something astronomy related! I grabbed a pre-made box from Michaels, a couple of lengths of thick balsa wood, some felt for lining, and got to work!

    Hopefully it will be finished tomorrow:

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    Great Project! How much does Michaels sell that size box for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaltonSkyGazer View Post
    Great Project! How much does Michaels sell that size box for?
    The box was actually pretty pricey at $20.00. The balsa and felt lining altogether was only about an extra $5.00. It will be worth it to have a single safe place to store them all though - plus it's fun to make!
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    Nice work.
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    Looks great! Clouds are inspiration for DIY astronomy projects. At this rate we'll all be getting a lot done. Last night was the first clear night in weeks it seems and was also our local amateur astronomer's club meeting. Too tired to go out observing after the meeting...
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    Cool looking box.
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