Amateur Telescope Making

Glass pushing is a strange pursuit, and those who grow accustomed to it and its trials and tribulations and learn how to use and develop good techniques, I believe, develop a state of patience and zen that serves them well in other parts of life.

Either that or they become psychotic ;)

- extract from a message on the Amateur Telescope Makers mailing list

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These pages describe my struggles to make a Newtonian reflecting telescope, starting from grinding and polishing a six-inch main mirror, to building the complete frame and a Dobsonian mount.