Manufacturing



MILLING THE ALT-AZIMUTH YOKE:

After starting with a natural brass casting, the "yoke" is machined into a precision part.  The procedure illustrated shows the two-step milling operation for shaft alignment.  Click Here for a Closer Look.

 

 

MACHINING THE EYEPIECE END CAP:

Each and every eyepiece end cap is manufactured from solid brass.  It is entirely finished on a precision lathe with no tolerance greater than .003 of an inch allowed.

 


HAND POLISHING THE BRASS:

All component parts are hand-polished and individually coated with clear heat set urethane (baked at 300 degrees).  This will add years of non-tarnishing vivid natural color to the instrument.

BEFORE AND AFTER LOOK AT COMPONENT PARTS:

Each part illustrated clearly shows what it was and what it has become.  To use an old cliché, "One picture is worth a thousand words", you can easily see that all of the parts shown are solid brass.

You will truly be proud to own a "Cape-Cod."