inverted zeiss table mod

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EYE C U
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inverted zeiss table mod

#1 Post by EYE C U » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:10 pm

no it's not mr potato head....never liked solid tables ..so when i built this i planned on using a 2 axis table....my first question was will the objectives reach with the thickness..well they did...

the problem started once i added the longer objectives..they would hit the bottom of the plate...so disassembly was on the list of things to do..

lots of room now..i could have went all the way through but i left some to keep it stiff..so i have to drop a couple turns to turn turret but that's no big deal to me...
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Re: inverted zeiss table mod

#2 Post by EYE C U » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:13 pm

lots of ball bearing to play with in the process...a few fingers of silicone grease helps keep things cooperating during assemble....nice of zeiss to have pin holes that hold back the tension bar during assembly
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Re: inverted zeiss table mod

#3 Post by wstenberg » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:27 am

Very nice!
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Re: inverted zeiss table mod

#4 Post by Charles » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:44 pm

What objectives are those? Would regular Zeiss objectives have fit without the cutting? Here is my Zeiss Inverted and the objectives can be turned without hitting the bottom.
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Re: inverted zeiss table mod

#5 Post by EYE C U » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:00 pm

Charles wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:44 pm
What objectives are those? Would regular Zeiss objectives have fit without the cutting? Here is my Zeiss Inverted and the objectives can be turned without hitting the bottom.
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DOES YOUR SCOPE HOLD 4 OR 5 OBJECTIVES?

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Re: inverted zeiss table mod

#6 Post by Charles » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:49 pm

It is a 5 objective turret.

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Re: inverted zeiss table mod

#7 Post by EYE C U » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:41 am

Charles wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:49 pm
It is a 5 objective turret.
what does your table look like underneath?

your table may have came with the scope,


looks like you have extenders under your objectives?

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Re: inverted zeiss table mod

#8 Post by Charles » Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:28 pm

I will have to break it out of storage and take a look at the stage. The stage did come with the scope is specific for the inverted and probably does have different structure to allow for the objective clearance. The extenders are DIC holders with DIC slides.

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Re: inverted zeiss table mod

#9 Post by EYE C U » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:50 am

VERY CURIOUS TO SEE UNDER

or the number behind the clamp on bottom plate

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