Author next to the telescopes


Mr. Strano measures the length

Master bookbinder G. van Daal and me

Mr. Kris Koenig and crew

A helping hand....

Lots of test-building

Note: the objective holder is constructed wrongly

Finding 400 year old paper is not easy.                          And NOT cheap !!

Accurate drawings from which the very fine stamps will be made

Testbuilding the ocular housing with genuine 300 year old marbled paper

Building more parts. For at least 10 replicas

Shown here is the ruler I made to measure the length of the sliding tubes

This commercial marbled paper is the closest to the original. Hard to find, VERY expensive, but worth the investment