Home made wooden ZF4 scope box

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Home made wooden ZF4 scope box

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I have had an attempt at the wooden ZF4 scope box . Its not perfect and cant seem to get the correct springy latch , or matching hinge . This my first attempt , I'm not happy and am going to re do it I feel the side timber is to thick and diamentions slightly out ( I have now found the correct measurements and all ways its out by 5mm,except the depth :( Unless this wont effect the scope , mount fitting inside and also allow the sun/rain shield to fit in the lid , I'm not very optimistic.

I need help here please to:

Diameter and length of the rain/sun shield,
Overall length of scope (think it goes in the box/tin with rubber eye piece on ?),
Diameter of lenses.

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Re: Home made wooden ZF4 scope box (1st attempt)

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I have now re made the box to the correct external measurements . I need the diameter of the rain / sun shield to establish how deep the lid needs to be . I have the diameter now of the lens so I'm guessing should be nearly the same. Just need the length.

Thanks and picts to follow soon.

Andy

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Now with advice from G43 (thanks mate) this project will continue . I have made the correct size box (fingers crossed) . I couldn't make the stamped out D ring mounts so I have cut up a piece of aluminum from another project and shaped it like the stamped one . This has a slot underneath to allow the D ring to fit and move.and also drilled and counter sunk this so it will screw to the box. I have now decided to use the West German canteen spring latch until I can find a more accurate version.

Pic's to follow.

Andy
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Here is the improved and more accurate ZF4 scope box . I made improvements after advice and help from G43 (thanks). The sides are just tacked on whilst I source some screws.

And now twins
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Re: Home made wooden ZF4 scope box (1st attempt)

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A few more showing a ZF4 scope , mount and sun/rain shield. I need to fit the shield holder and a few other bits.

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Scope and mount in box.

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Sun / rain shield.

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Re: Home made wooden ZF4 scope box (1st attempt)

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Very very nice! Good job.

Would you be willing to share final plans/dimensions for the box? I don't have a zf4 but still a cool little piece to make...

Thanks for posting!
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Re: Home made wooden ZF4 scope box (1st attempt)

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Hi mate have pm ed you :) . I don't have a ZF4 either (yet) this is my mates.

Andy

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Re: Home made wooden ZF4 scope box (1st attempt)

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I have now added the sun / rain shield holder and ply lining to the lid this, forms a join between the lid and bottom. All this is just loose in the pictures for now . The piece of wood that sits horizontal next to the rain / sun shield is the lid for the spare lens holder , for when the box lid is shut (this needs altering).

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Well done , very nice copy indeed . Just shows what can be achieved witha little imagination . :wink:
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Thanks mate .I couldn't of done it without the loan of the ZF4 scope and mount . As this showed the errors on my first attempt .

Andy

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Looking good Andy 8)

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Thanks mate , nearly done . Have pm ed you.

Andy :)

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More done all lid parts glued in , onto the lens holder next . Picts to follow.

Andy

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I have now added the rear belt strap. This is a piece of British P37 2" webbing . Its just held on by two strips of metal and what looks like rivets . At the mo I have drilled them and put nails through , these could possibly be bent over on the inside (still thinking on this) . There just loose as I think it will be easier to add them after painting ?

( I am going to stitch around the holes in the web to strengthen them)

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That is a little master piece , well done :D
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