Yep, that's me from ATM. Built my telescope and then got away from it -- I wanted a big telescope, not to be a telescope builder, and building it let me spend the same $500 I could have used to buy a cardboard tube 8" Dobsonian, but do it over seven months and get a steel tube and a slightly better mirror with a wire spider (no visible diffraction spikes).

But, as with a lot of other things I've done "just long enough" in the process I read enough to have a very good idea how the "deep" parts of the hobby would proceed...