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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

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telescope mirror grinding / polishing machine with ...

Feb 15, 2016  The machine is shown grinding a 300 mm mirror.How to build a tachometer: florin.myip/blog/making-tachometer-grinding-polishing-machine-telescope-m...

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Mike's Telescope Workshop

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.

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Newport Glass Works, LTD. Grinding, Polishing and Figuring ...

I can buy it easily and get all the starting work done on diamond-grinding machines - something most of you don't have access to. I've also figured a half-dozen plate mirrors larger than 16" and wouldn't trade the experience for a million dollars - not to mention the thousands of hours of excellent observing these mirrors have given in return.

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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.

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Types of mirror grinding machines - ATM, Optics and DIY ...

Nov 16, 2018  Uğur İkizler is a telescope maker in Bursa, and has made telescopes and a machine. I'm sure either of these telescope makers would help you to learn about making optics. There are others in Turkey also. Usually the same machine is used for grinding, polishing, and figuring.

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Machine grinding a 25" telescope mirror. www ...

Nov 16, 2012  Grinding 500 grit on a 25" f/3.0 meniscus mirror. Tool is a 19" glass tiled stone tool with about a 3" overhang and about 37 pounds of weight.

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Constructing a Grinding Machine for large apertures - ATM ...

Nov 19, 2018  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

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Telescope Grinding - YouTube

Jun 06, 2009  Very old mirror/lens grinding machine. This machine can grind and polish using different stroke patterns, i.e. w-stroke, short strokes, long strokes, etc. Cu...

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Rough Grinding a 20" Quartz Telescope Mirror on the Fixed ...

Mar 07, 2010  This video shows how to setup a mirror grinding machine for fixed-post grinding, also known as spin grinding or spinning. After setup, you'll see how abrasiv...

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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.

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How I built an edge grinder for telescope mirror blanks.

I borrowed a few ideas from the Mirror-O-Matic mirror grinding machine, particularly how to mount the turntable on top of the pulley. Anyone building machinery for cold-working glass should have a look at the MOM web site and plans. There are lots of good ideas there. The large wood circle will become the base of the turntable.

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telescope mirror grinding machines - MC World

Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors. Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors I designed and built a grinding machine for mirrors up to 42 inches [1.1m] in diameter. By slipping on and off a couple of belts, the machine can quickly be reconfigured for spinning work or for stroking work.

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Mike's Telescope Workshop

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.

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Robotic mirror grinding? - ATM, Optics and DIY Forum ...

May 31, 2021  NC grinding of aspheres has been done but a sufficiently stiff machine with adequate resolution encoders is required together with sufficiently accurate (sub micron) metrology so that achievement of the desired shape can be confirmed before polishing. IIRC REOSC used computer controlled fine grinding on the VLT primary meniscii.

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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 question ...will 1 1/2 shaft size pillow block bearings work good for a homemade EQ mount? Thank you , John

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Using the Fixed-Post Grinding Machine for Rough Grinding ...

Gordon Waite sets up his fixed-post mirror grinding machine to begin rough grinding on an 11" f/4.3 telescope mirror. He uses a grinding tool made from dent...

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GRINDING A TELESCOPE REFLECTOR WITH TOOL

GRINDING A TELESCOPE REFLECTOR WITH TOOL-GRINDING DEVICE By George F. Tauchmann Grinding telescope reflectors of 15-inch diameter and over makes it necessary to employ a motor-driven turntable. Small mirrors are generally ground and polished by rotating the tool, fastened to the turntable, and working the mirror blank by hand

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Mirror Grinding Machine Hackaday

Sep 26, 2006  The true test of the amateur astronomer is building their own telescope. Grinding and polishing your own mirrors is a long, arduous process. Instead

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Telescope mirror grinding machine / pottery wheel - CN ...

Mar 04, 2021  Up for sale is my telescope mirror grinding machine / pottery wheel. I used this machine to grind a telescope mirror and it worked great. No more walking around the barrel. Could be adapted with an overarm for a fully automated grinding machine. $125 shipped to CONUSA. Includes 3D printed mirror holder (mirror blank not included as seen in ...

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GRINDING A TELESCOPE REFLECTOR WITH TOOL

GRINDING A TELESCOPE REFLECTOR WITH TOOL-GRINDING DEVICE By George F. Tauchmann Grinding telescope reflectors of 15-inch diameter and over makes it necessary to employ a motor-driven turntable. Small mirrors are generally ground and polished by rotating the tool, fastened to the turntable, and working the mirror blank by hand

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Mirror Grinding Machine, G. W. Ritchey National Air and ...

George Willis Ritchey built this mirror grinding machine at the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, in the late 1890s. Under the sponsorship of George Ellery Hale, the machine was used to grind a series of telescope mirrors starting with a 24-inch and then a 60-inch mirror for a telescope initially intended for the Yerkes Observatory.

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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.

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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 by hand and make a telescope with simple hand tools.

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Mirror grinding - Telescope 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 ...

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Telescope Making Links - Designs and Techniques STAR ...

Grinding with Washers Grinding Large Thin Mirrors Part I Grinding,Polishing and Figuring Large Thin Mirrors - Part 2 - Polishing 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 ...

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CNC Optical Grinding Machines OptiPro

PZX 5-Axis Prism Grinding Machine. The PZX prism grinding machine is the latest solution for companies looking to enhance their prism manufacturing capabilities. Machine prisms up to 6″ thick with a maximum diameter of 10″ for the longest diagonal.

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Newport Glass Works, LTD. Grinding, Polishing and Figuring ...

I can buy it easily and get all the starting work done on diamond-grinding machines - something most of you don't have access to. I've also figured a half-dozen plate mirrors larger than 16" and wouldn't trade the experience for a million dollars - not to mention the thousands of hours of excellent observing these mirrors have given in return.

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Amateur Telescope Making Main Page - Stellafane

Amateur Telescope Making Main Page. "For it is true that astronomy, from a popular standpoint, is handicapped by the inability of the average workman to own an expensive astronomical telescope. It is also true that if an amateur starts out to build a telescope just for fun he will find, before his labors are over, that he has become seriously ...

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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

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Making mirrors for giant telescopes - SPIE Digital Library

Fine grinding and polishing of Segment 2 took less than half the calendar time as the same operations for Segment 1. Development of tests for the GMT off-axis segments was a major challenge. Like all modern telescope mirrors, they are measured with an interferometer and a null corrector, shown in Figure 12. The null corrector converts a ...

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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 (e.g. F/D = 8) will be performing very well on planets and the moon.

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17 Telescope Making ideas telescope, diy telescope ...

Dec 25, 2016 - Explore James Miller's board "Telescope Making" on Pinterest. See more ideas about telescope, diy telescope, telescopes.

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10 Inch Telescope Mirror Kit - Pinterest

10 Inch Telescope Mirror Kit. Make your own 10 inch telescope mirror. This kit Includes everything you need to grind your own top quality telescope mirror. Saved by Roberto Varela. 27. Mirror Kit Stargazing Telescope Favorite Things Projects To Try Sky Homemade Space How To Make.

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