I don't mean the more recent "same day" kits. I mean really making a telescope, including grinding and polishing a mirror.
When I was a kid, wanted to. Had a copy of "All About Telescopes" by Sam Brown. Just now checked price for that on Bookfinder.com; ouch. A classic; expensive. My copy got lost somewhere in time.
My dad wasn't into "making stuff," and an uncle -- who made a violin -- lived too far away/didn't visit frequently enough.
Anyway, just curious for replies in this regard.
I do have a telescope (a gift from age 15). Sometimes think I'd still like to tackle such a project.