" Dear Shane,
attached are a few shots I have taken during the construction
of my telescope. You can also see the metal inserts. The epoxy
glue sticks them very well. The insert's diameter is roughly
1" and its length is 17 mm as the tube thickness.
The tube is really very good, it is very light, firm and it
is not so difficult to work with it.
I am really glad to have your tube. Believe me or not, I have
put two(!) of my previous tubes in the garbage can in Switzerland
and didn't move them to Czech Republic. The first one was the
original aluminum tube from a UK supplier - very curved with
a lot of flexure, the second one was my own firmed, framed structure
for testing purposes. Yours is simply the best one I have ever
Czech Republic - www.asu.cas.cz "