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I made the binoculars viewer, worked excellent
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Posted by GFW3pedals [Email] (#405) [Profile/Gallery] (more from GFW3pedals) on Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:29:40 Share Post by Email
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Have an old, really old, like 1940s old, pair of my grandfathers binoculars. The kind with the big collector lenses, I think 7x50. Traced holes for the large end on a piece of cardboard larger than the viewing screen. Fitted the cardboard to the binoculars, covered the one non projecting lens. Then I had an extendable length piece of rod, ( a rod within a rod ) that I attached to the binoculars. Then attached an 8x10 piece of cardboard to the other end of the rod, with white paper for a screen. By using the focus on the binoculars, and varying the length of the rod, I could view larger but dimmer, or smaller but brighter, almost too bright. Worked really well.
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