Amateur Telescope Making

This is the first post concerning Amateur Telescope Making, which I plan to learn a lot about in the near future. I have done a lot of research and will undoubtedly do a whole lot more. A book was suggested to me by Ed Jones which has just arrived from Amazon. "How to make a telescope" by Jean Texereau, second edition. Ed was very helpful via email on a few initial questions I had. I have been looking into this art for a little while but I think the pinnacle moment was viewing the following video. When I initially saw it I had no idea who the teacher was, but I immediately knew I wanted to take a class from him. Unfortunately once I learned his name I knew exactly who he was and also that I would never ever meet this legend or attend one of his classes.