I have been building telescopes and telescope components since 1988 and during this time I have not yet learned how to not re-invent the wheel or mirror the mistakes of others..even though those have been pointed out in many publications on the techniques of telescope making.  This will be a running commentary on my latest project: 
                                The 14 inch GEM
This has been a work in progress for about 9 years now as I keep getting interrupted by cold weather, hot weather, cloudy weather, and weather weather, and sometimes an occasional fishing trip...well, okay, many fishing and camping trips.  There have probably been a couple of naps in there too...

The Bobservatory

Home to the 14 inch

16' X 24" roll-off roof

Subpages (1): 14 inch GEM