Solar finders help you point out the obvious (the Sun) without damaging your eyes or equipment. Here are some easy homemade solutions for you to try.
Jerry Oltion writes the Astronomer's Workbench column for Sky & Telescope. He enjoys building his own equipment, be it large or small. He also writes science fiction, and is the most published author in the history of Analog magazine. Visit his website at www.jerryoltion.com