• Mirror Grinding Machine

    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 of them came from industrial junk yards.

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  • Making a homemade mirror grinding machine ATM, Optics

    Mar 06, 2006· 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 questionwill 1 1/2 shaft size pillow block bearings work good for a homemade EQ mount? Thank you,John

  • Motorized turntable for grindingDec 26, 2015Making a Mirror grinding & Polishing machineMar 16, 2015Making my own fixed post mirror grinding/polishing machineOct 15, 2012Mirror Grinding MachineSep 29, 2010See more results
  • Mirror-o-Matic mirror making machine ATM pages of

    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.

  • Adjustable Tool Grinder Home Metal Shop Club

    (including one as mirror image i.e. circlips face each other) NOTE: Bearing length includes extra space for felt washers to keep grit out of bearing. Tool Grinder Drawings SHEET 8 OF 21 REV. A A SIZE FILE NAME SCALE 2:1 Bearing Block PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DRAWING IS THE SOLE PROPERTY OF MARTIN KENNEDY.

  • Mirror grinding scope making

    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

  • Is there an easy and safe way to trim/grind the edge of a

    I'm trying to fit a pre-cut mirror glass (rescued from a $5 Wal-Mart mirror) into the back of a shadow box. The mirror itself is not quite square, so there is one corner and part of the adjacent edge which won't quite fit into box (about 0.5 mm overlap). If this was wood or plastic, I'd grab some sandpaper and bring the edge down to fit.

  • Dick Parker's Telescope Mirror Workshop: Cassegrain

    Grinding the secondary is just like grinding any other optic except in minature. I ground the secondary with the mirror on a workstand and worked the tool on top just like I would grind a larger mirror. This optic is small enough that a lens grinding machine could work well.

  • Mike's Telescope Workshop Mike's World.

    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 home-built edge grinding machine for grinding down my home-cast mirror blanks. Click to see the whole project. This is a 12.5 inch diameter, 1.5 inch thick, light-weight honeycomb-back telescope mirror blank that I made myself.

  • DIY l Homemade Mirror grinding machine YouTube

    Feb 03, 2013· telescope mirror grinding polishing machine with tachometer Duration: 1:34. Florin Andrei 17,224 views. Free Plans Available Duration: 55:48. DIY Builds Recommended for you.

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  • Astro-Tel Mirror grinding machine

    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

  • Adjustable Tool Grinder Home Metal Shop Club

    (including one as mirror image i.e. circlips face each other) NOTE: Bearing length includes extra space for felt washers to keep grit out of bearing. Tool Grinder Drawings SHEET 8 OF 21 REV. A A SIZE FILE NAME SCALE 2:1 Bearing Block PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DRAWING IS THE SOLE PROPERTY OF MARTIN KENNEDY.

  • DIY Telescope Mirror grinding machine YouTube

    Jul 08, 2013· Homemade 10inch Mirror Grinding Machine. Sorry for blurred image...

  • Author: Sushil Dolas
  • mirror grinding machine plans skts.be

    Mirror Grinding Machine Plans my-next . Mirror Grinding Machine Plans. On the other hand, the venetian plain is a densely populated and highly industrialized area sofia et al., 2014, and both the human and industrial water needs Some Products. It only takes three steps. Free design is available. 01.

  • Large Thin Mirror Making BBAstroDesigns

    In addition, a great deal of money will be saved: a finished 24" scope will set you back $7,000; grinding your own mirror and building the mount yourself will cost you $2,000. Amateurs have made mirrors up to 41" by hand. A grinding machine relieves the labor, but is not necessary. A 24" is the largest you can comfortably do solo.

  • Mirror grinding scope making

    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

  • Making my own fixed post mirror grinding/polishing machine

    Oct 15, 2012· Page 1 of 2 Making my own fixed post mirror grinding/polishing machine posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: Hey guys. Im thinking of making my own fixed post mirror grinding/polishing and curve generating machine. Ive got loads of questions regarding the design so Ill just start firing away Do I need an eccentric moving tool to be able to polish a mirror spherical?

  • Mike's Telescope Workshop Mike's World.

    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 home-built edge grinding machine for grinding down my home-cast mirror blanks. Click to see the whole project. This is a 12.5 inch diameter, 1.5 inch thick, light-weight honeycomb-back telescope mirror blank that I made myself.

  • Dick Parker's Telescope Mirror Workshop: Cassegrain

    Grinding the secondary is just like grinding any other optic except in minature. I ground the secondary with the mirror on a workstand and worked the tool on top just like I would grind a larger mirror. This optic is small enough that a lens grinding machine could work well.

  • Stellafane Links Page

    Grinding Machine by Tom; Grinding Machines by GAP47; Horizontal Lapping Wheel Plans; How To Use A Polishing Machine by GAP47; James' Machine; Laurie's Mirror Grinding Machine; Machines Summary by GAP47; Mike's Machine; Mirror Grinder by Jim; Mirror Grinding Machine by Armin (Video) Mirror O Matic

  • Fixed post mirror grinder advice DIY Astronomer

    Nov 01, 2011· 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

  • Homemade Telescope Making Google Sites

    A table saw covered with layers of newspaper about 1/2 inch thick (to support the mirror and tool) was used as the grinding stand. A "wet" began by spraying the disks with water and smearing a small amount of grit over the tool (or mirror) with my fingers. The mirror (or tool) was then carefully placed on top of the tool (or mirror) and

  • Mirror Grinding Machine ATM, Optics and DIY Forum

    Sep 29, 2010· 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

  • DIY l Homemade Mirror grinding machine YouTube

    Feb 03, 2013· telescope mirror grinding polishing machine with tachometer Duration: 1:34. Florin Andrei 17,224 views. Free Plans Available Duration:

  • Author: Sushil Dolas
  • DIY Telescope Mirror grinding machine YouTube

    Jul 08, 2013· Homemade 10inch Mirror Grinding Machine. Sorry for blurred image...

  • Author: Sushil Dolas
  • Adjustable Tool Grinder Home Metal Shop Club

    (including one as mirror image i.e. circlips face each other) NOTE: Bearing length includes extra space for felt washers to keep grit out of bearing. Tool Grinder Drawings SHEET 8 OF 21 REV. A A SIZE

  • mirror grinding machine plans skts.be

    Mirror Grinding Machine Plans my-next . Mirror Grinding Machine Plans. On the other hand, the venetian plain is a densely populated and highly industrialized area sofia et al., 2014, and both the

  • Large Thin Mirror Making BBAstroDesigns

    In addition, a great deal of money will be saved: a finished 24" scope will set you back $7,000; grinding your own mirror and building the mount yourself will cost you $2,000. Amateurs have made mirrors up to 41" by hand. A grinding machine

  • home made grinding machine homemade telescope mirror

    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

  • Telescope Making Links Designs and Techniques STAR

    Astronomy, telescope making ,mirror grinding and testing Large Thin Mirror Making by Mel Bartels Grinding Machines Mirror-o-matic Tom Waineo's Desktop Grinding/Polishing Machine Ken Lilja's Grinding Machine Grinding Machine Figuring Figuring a Paraboidal mirror

  • Mel Bartels' Amateur Telescope Making

    The I.A.U. named asteroid 17823 Bartels discovered 1998 by J.M.Roe in recognition for my contributions to amateur astronomy. Making is the Key to Knowing. A telescope mirror is arguably the most accurate surface made by human or machine. Amazingly you can grind a mirror

  • Dick Parker's Telescope Mirror Workshop: Cassegrain

    Grinding the secondary is just like grinding any other optic except in minature. I ground the secondary with the mirror on a workstand and worked the tool on top just like I would grind a larger mirror. This optic is small enough that a lens grinding machine

  • Stellafane ATM:Mirror Making Myths

    With the Mirror on top, the tool on the bottom, and coarse grit in between, we start grinding with the mirror overhanging the tool. We rub the center of mirror against the edge of the tool, and this wears a depression in the center of the mirror

  • Telescope Making Supplies

    Throughout the grinding and final lapping stages, the objective has been to reduce pits and scratches to the smallest possible size. However, no amount of grinding can produce a surface smooth enough or

  • Stellafane Figuring Introduction

    GOAL: Refine the surface of your mirror to be an optically polished good quality section of parabola. ABRASIVES: Polishing Compund TOOL: Pitch Lap STROKES: Various strokes are used depending on the changes in figure to be made. See subsections for appropriate strokes. TIME: A 6" f/8 or 8" f/6 mirror will typically be figured and tested in 6 to 12 hours or work, depending on mirror

  • Foucault Knife-Edge Test How to build Tutorial YouTube

    Sep 03, 2014· This Foucault Knife-Edge Tester, originally developed by Léon Foucault in 1858, is used to check optical surfaces, in my case to check the accuracy of a parabolic telescope mirror's surface.

  • Slotted Block for the Mirror-o-Matic telescope mirror

    Dec 20, 2015· This is a slotted block for the Mirror-o-Matic telescope mirror grinding and polishing machine.by Dennis Rech. You can look at mirror-o-matic for the information, plans and operations manual. All size parameters can be adjusted, as well as the diameter of the target mirror