For 2017 I made my platforms all the same price to keep things simple.
It looks like an ordinary F/8 Newtonian until you look in the front. This 6 inch Chief is made of Baltic birch and is as good a piece of furniture as it is a telescope. It’s mounted on an alt/azimuth fork with stainless handles for easy transport. The side bearings are put on with 2-sided tape for now and can be taken off if a GEM is used. Correcting lenses are AR coated mounted under the Moonlight focuser. Check out my YouTube videos on making an 8 inch Chief: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39Ex4PQtkR4