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Mirror Grinding Machine

2015-8-14 · My Mirror Grinding Machine. For a long time I've wanted to build a machine for grinding telescope mirrors. Dennis Rech's M-o-M designs finally inspired me to just get up and do it. Over the years, I'd been collecting motors, gear boxes, pulleys, etc. Most

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Making a homemade mirror grinding machine - ATM,

2006-3-6 · Making a homemade mirror grinding machine - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: I want to make a motorized mirror grinder , any good info on this , i have a couple geared motors , low speed high torque. One more question ...will 1 1/2 shaft size

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Mirror-o-Matic mirror making machine - ATM pages

2018-5-16 · Mirror-O-Matic grinding machine. When I decided in 2009 after a ten-year break to get into mirror making again, it quickly became clear to me that I would need to construct machine, as hand grinding big mirrors is not something very beneficial for

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Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine ...

2019-8-19 · I've decided to build my own fixed-post glass grinding and polishing machine. Gordon Waite is probably one of the better mirror makers using this machine and have incorporated some of his ideas into my plan. ... I was thinking about hand grinding a mirror. I watched a YouTube video of John Dobson hand grinding a mirror. ... I then needed to ...

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Astro-Tel - Mirror grinding machine

2001-4-12 · MIRROR GRINDING MACHINE. I made my first mirror grinding and polishing machine over thirty years ago. It used the working principle of the machine illustrated at "A" Fig.3, Page 163, "Amateur Telescope Making" Book 1. A bowl which rotated was fitted to the spindle. I also built another machine

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Mirror grinding - scope making

2007-2-13 · A good starter size is the 150 mm (6") mirror. A 200mm (8") will also work. Most ATM books and websites recommend a Pyrex® mirror blank, but in my opinion, annealed plate glass is better for this first, "learn and practice" mirror.It is cheaper, it is

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How I built an edge grinder for telescope mirror blanks.

2013-2-26 · I eventually decided I needed to build a dedicated edge grinding machine. This is how I did it. I started the build by making a sturdy frame for the unit out of 2x4 lumber and 3/4 inch thick plywood. Wheels were added to the bottom of the unit so it can be wheeled outside. The grinding

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Constructing a Grinding Machine for large apertures -

2018-11-19 · Page 1 of 2 - Constructing a Grinding Machine for large apertures - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: Ive been using a 4.5 equatorial from Orion for many years now and Ive finally got the time and money to build a telescope from the ground up. Unfortunately my local astronomy club has no-one with experience with ATM-ing. Given how interested I am on the subject (prospective Astronomy

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Build your own telescope part 1: The mirror – Thomas ...

Rough grinding. This step is about making one side of the glass concave. It will give your mirror its overall focal ratio. If you make the centre deep, you will end up with a fast telescope (e.g. F/D = 4) well suited for deep sky observations. On the opposite, a shallow mirror

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jeffbaldwin.org

2015-9-7 · Fixed-post machine grinding is where the mirror is on a turntable rotating around 20 PRM [speeds vary], and a 75% tool is on top. They are already curve-generated. The tool is hanging over the mirror by 1/6 the diameter of the tool, or about 1/8 diameter of the mirror

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Making a homemade mirror grinding machine - ATM,

2006-3-6 · Making a homemade mirror grinding machine - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: I want to make a motorized mirror grinder , any good info on this , i have a couple geared motors , low speed high torque. One more question ...will 1 1/2 shaft size pillow block bearings work good for a homemade EQ mount? Thank you , John

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Mirror-o-Matic mirror making machine - ATM pages

2018-5-16 · Mirror-O-Matic grinding machine. When I decided in 2009 after a ten-year break to get into mirror making again, it quickly became clear to me that I would need to construct machine, as hand grinding big mirrors is not something very beneficial for the hands of a musician.

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Astro-Tel - Mirror grinding machine

2001-4-12 · MIRROR GRINDING MACHINE. I made my first mirror grinding and polishing machine over thirty years ago. It used the working principle of the machine illustrated at "A" Fig.3, Page 163, "Amateur Telescope Making" Book 1. A bowl which rotated was fitted to the spindle. I also built another machine

Read More

How I built an edge grinder for telescope mirror blanks.

2013-2-26 · I eventually decided I needed to build a dedicated edge grinding machine. This is how I did it. I started the build by making a sturdy frame for the unit out of 2x4 lumber and 3/4 inch thick plywood. Wheels were added to the bottom of the unit so it can be wheeled outside. The grinding operation will be messy, so it will need to be done outside.

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Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine ...

2019-8-19 · I've decided to build my own fixed-post glass grinding and polishing machine. Gordon Waite is probably one of the better mirror makers using this machine and have incorporated some of his ideas into my plan. ... I was thinking about hand grinding a mirror. I watched a YouTube video of John Dobson hand grinding a mirror. ... I then needed to ...

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Mirror Grinding Machine - ATM, Optics and DIY

2010-9-29 · Mirror Grinding Machine - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: I have some interest in building a grinding machine for possible up to an 18 mirror , but something that will also do a 6 or 8 mirror. I have plans for the Mir O Matic but would like to do something a bit more modern. I have some ideas about using a AC drive and a large aluminum disk for the turntable and have made a parts list

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homemade mirror grinding machine

Homemade Mirror Grinding Machine homemade mirror grinding machine homemade mirror grinding machine GrindingPolishing and figuring a 14 f385 Telescope Mirror Furthermore I decided that I would like to grind and polish the mirror myself There are several benefits to do is sourcing the glass blank and various grinding powders required Read More...

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SkyBadger - Mirror Grinding Machine

The mirror machine came to me as a result of astronomical horse-trading, swapping a large GEM mount and a 8" Newtonian OTA for the machine as it was and a start kit consisting of two 6" blanks and the grit, rouge and pitch to manufacture a mirror. The grinding machine had been built to the design of the mirror-o-matic design of Dennis Rech ...

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mirror surface grinding machine - Alibaba

Alibaba offers 2,135 mirror surface grinding machine products. A wide variety of mirror surface grinding machine options are available to you, such as local service location, key selling points, and applicable industries.

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mirror grinding machine design - glasinloodentiffany.nl

mirror grinding machine design. mirror grinding machine design Mirror Grinding Machine - ATM, Optics and DIY Forum ,- mirror grinding machine design ,This image shows the 3D model of the overarm assembly I added to my small spin-post grinding machine (I'm building a bigger one now based on the same basic overarm design) In the one shown, the overarm is ,..

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Mirror-o-Matic mirror making machine - ATM pages

2018-5-16 · Mirror-O-Matic grinding machine. When I decided in 2009 after a ten-year break to get into mirror making again, it quickly became clear to me that I would need to construct machine, as hand grinding big mirrors is not something very beneficial for the hands of a musician.

Read More

Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine ...

2019-8-19 · I've decided to build my own fixed-post glass grinding and polishing machine. Gordon Waite is probably one of the better mirror makers using this machine and have incorporated some of his ideas into my plan. ... I was thinking about hand grinding a mirror. I watched a YouTube video of John Dobson hand grinding a mirror. ... I then needed to ...

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Fixed post mirror grinder advice - DIY Astronomer ...

2011-11-1 · Basically there are two types of grinding/polishing machine. The ‘traditional’ type which involves the mirror rotating at a relatively slow speed, a few rpm for a big mirror (16-20 inches) with the tool moving across the mirror, from side to side, at a higher rpm depending on the size of the mirror

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How I built an edge grinder for telescope mirror blanks.

2013-2-26 · I eventually decided I needed to build a dedicated edge grinding machine. This is how I did it. I started the build by making a sturdy frame for the unit out of 2x4 lumber and 3/4 inch thick plywood. Wheels were added to the bottom of the unit so it can be wheeled outside. The grinding operation will be messy, so it will need to be done outside.

Read More

homemade mirror grinding machine

Homemade Mirror Grinding Machine homemade mirror grinding machine homemade mirror grinding machine GrindingPolishing and figuring a 14 f385 Telescope Mirror Furthermore I decided that I would like to grind and polish the mirror myself There are several benefits to do is sourcing the glass blank and various grinding powders required Read More...

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Mirror grinding - scope making

2007-2-13 · A good starter size is the 150 mm (6") mirror. A 200mm (8") will also work. Most ATM books and websites recommend a Pyrex® mirror blank, but in my opinion, annealed plate glass is better for this first, "learn and practice" mirror.It is cheaper, it is softer and grinds faster, needing less abrasives and with these small sizes, the low expansion glass like Pyrex has no practical (visible at ...

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SkyBadger - Mirror Grinding Machine

The mirror machine came to me as a result of astronomical horse-trading, swapping a large GEM mount and a 8" Newtonian OTA for the machine as it was and a start kit consisting of two 6" blanks and the grit, rouge and pitch to manufacture a mirror. The grinding machine had been built to the design of the mirror-o-matic design of Dennis Rech ...

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mirror grinding machine design - glasinloodentiffany.nl

mirror grinding machine design. mirror grinding machine design Mirror Grinding Machine - ATM, Optics and DIY Forum ,- mirror grinding machine design ,This image shows the 3D model of the overarm assembly I added to my small spin-post grinding machine (I'm building a bigger one now based on the same basic overarm design) In the one shown, the overarm is ,..

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Powder Grinding Mill|Mirror Grinding Machine For Sale

Mikes Telescope Workshop. I finally decided it was time to build a machine to help me grind the edges of the blanks true and round this is my homebuilt edge grinding machine for grinding down my homecast mirror blanks click to see the whole project this is a 125 inch diameter 15 inch thick lightweight honeycombback telescope mirror blank that i made myself

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Stellafane ATM:Mirror Making Myths

A 6" or 8" mirror should take about 40 to 80 hours of effort. While this is a non-trivial amount of time, the mirror can be completed in a few months, and certainly within a year. Most people work one to three hours a day on their mirror about one or two times a week. Homemade Mirrors are of Inferior Optical Quality; Not True!

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