Thanks to John acquired a 10" primary, suitable secondary and a 1.25 focuser (all free by the way) I began to build a Dobsonian telescope. Not too many difficulties except after a conversation with mate over a pint on Xmas Eve I realised that the focal length wasn't from the primary to the secondary. It was primary to focuser via the secondary.
Length sorted tonight and the vane for the secondary completed I balanced the scope on 2 dining chairs, used cushions to adjust the height and found the Moon. Had a great views with some nice detail so I'm well pleased.
I just need to build the base and I'll be ready for a nights viewing.
Well first night with my new telescope went well. I don't have the focal length totally right but a drill will sort that out tomorrow. The finder scope is a total disaster so it's back to the drawing board for that.
Otherwise, Jupiter is fantastic, M35 and M37 look great as well but it's too cloudy to really see anything properly. Most important thing is, it works.
Once my new spider arrives and I can get it properly collimated it will be a great "grab and go" scope!