telescope mirror grinding machine plans

Mirror Grinding Machine

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 , PS I have a mirror-o-matic grinding machine.

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How to Make Your Own Telescope Mirror

How to Make Your Own Telescope Mirror: [Fig 1] This is a large piece of glass a woman off Craigslist gave me It was 40"x40" and 075" thick Its what I decided to use to make the mirror Cutting it into smaller sections can be difficult but scoring it with a glass cutter and tapping t.

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Jan van Gastel: Making a mirror-o-matic mirror making machine

Making a Mirror-O-Matic Mirror Making Machine , Detailed plans and a hardware kit After having made five mirrors by hand, I decided to build a mirror making machine , On the picture below the machine is fine grinding an 8 inch mirror with an 71% tool (143 mm diameter) and 9.

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Mirror-o-Matic mirror making machine

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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Fixed post mirror grinder advice

Nov 01, 2011· Fixed post mirror grinder advice By Velikovsky, March 4, 2011 in DIY Astronomer , I hope this grinding machine goes better than tonight's scoping d Quote; Share this post Link to post , Have a look for the plans of the 'mirror-o-matic' by Denis.

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Build a Backyard Dobsonian Telescope

Aug 28, 2015· The mirror box encloses the mirror cell and allows the entire telescope to rotate vertically I built mine entirely from CNC-cut ¾” plywood, and fastened it together with 2½” bolts It features 2 semicircular arms, and mounting points for the trusses (T-nuts are fine), as well as a lid to keep the mirror safe when the telescope is not in use.

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TELESCOPE MAKING

Diamond generator for hogging out mirrors - the blue is the angled cutter: Primary Mirror The primary mirror at f/3 required a lot of glass to be removed to reach the correct depth Even with a grinding machine this is laborious to say the least To get over this problem Brian built a diamond generator This can hog out deep mirrors in half an.

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Homemade Mirror Grinding Machine

Homemade mirror grinding machine constructed from angle iron, an electric motor, speed reducer, eccentric mechanism, pulleys, and bearings.

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Mirror grinding

There are many reasons for grinding your own mirror Either you want a unusual size, or focal length, or to satisfy your curiosity, or to have the "pride of achievement" by fabricating something as precise as a telescope mirror.

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Joy of Mirror Making: Introduction

Stone tools go back 33 million years Pounding, scraping, knapping, grinding combined with fire, heat, melting leads us today to grinding telescope mirrors from glass Making a telescope mirror is one of the most satisfying and sublime joys you will experience It's also arguably the most accurate surface made by man or machine.

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Mirror grinding machine construction log

Mirror grinding machine construction log I started thinking about building my own mirror grinding machine several years ago Having been on the ATM list now since almost the beginning of it here on the web, I had lots of of inspiration reading of others projects and viewing their webpages.

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how to make a telescope mirror grinding machine

Mirror Grinding Machine telescope mirror grinding machine based on Dennis Rech’s M-o-M 20 My Mirror Grinding MachineFor a long time I’ve wanted to build a machine for grinding telescope , » More detailed So you really want to build a Telescope Mirror So you really want to build a Telescope MirrorBob May , Grinding/polishing machines work by rotating the bottom piece (mirror or.

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telescope mirror grinding machine plans

A history of polishing machines - AstroSurf- mirror grinding machine plans,As often in sciences and technology, Leonardo da Vinci was a pioneer, creating machines for the production of optical devic Indeed, between 1513 and 1517, he imagined machines to grind and polish telescope mirrors.

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Astronomy Options

Currently manufacturing a 16″ diameter 1″ thick plate glass f388 Newtonian telescope mirror Doing this with my new fixed post grinding machine built this summer Work is progressing well, and very efficient.

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SPAC Mirror Lab

Where the 19th Century Art of Mirror Making Meets the 21st Century The Saint Petersburg Mirror Lab is a small band of dedicated mirror grinders and telescope makers living in the Tampa Bay area of Florida We offer a mirror making class for interested persons We strive to create the best mirrors our home brew technology can muster.

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M-o-M Free Preview

Mirror-o-Matic was designed to be a very low cost astronomical mirror grinding, polishing and figuring machine Its attributes are: 1 It can be built for somewhere between $200 and $400 2 It is constructed of hardware store items and it needs no machined parts 3 It is constructed primarily of 3/4 inch plywood and has few close toleranc 4.

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Waite Research :: 15" F45 Telescope Mirror

The fabrication of this 15" F45 primary telescope mirror began with a plano\plano blank I used my own diamond grinding equipment to generate the rough curve here After the generation, I poured a steel grinding tool and used #40 silicon carbide abrasive to get the mirror close to the target focal length.

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Telescope Mirror Kits

Want to build your own telescope? Start with one of our telescope mirror kits Each kit comes with a telescope mirror blank and all the abrasives (silicon carbide grits and white aluminum oxide powders), cerium oxide polish and pitch to grind and polish it to your specifications.

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Waite Research :: 15" F45 Telescope Mirror

The fabrication of this 15" F45 primary telescope mirror began with a plano\plano blank I used my own diamond grinding equipment to generate the rough curve here After the generation, I poured a steel grinding tool and used #40 silicon carbide abrasive to get the mirror close to the target focal length.

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Large Thin Mirror Making

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.

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Newport Glass Works, LTD Grinding, Polishing and Figuring

The thickness you choose, if you have a choice, is determined by the diameter of the mirror and how you plan to mount the mirror in the telescope For mirrors under 19", I would not use glass under 1" thick; and if you're buying Pyrex, I'd use a 162" sheet , There are several ways to support the grinding and polishing machine.

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Telescope Mirrors, Blanks, Secondaries, Grinding Materials

TELESCOPE MIRROR MAKING BOOKS Advanced Telescope Making Techniques Volume 1 & Volume 2 $60AUD Amateur Telescope Making Volume 1, 2 & 3 $70AUD Build Your Own Telescope Complete plans for 5 high quality telescopes $70AUD The Dobsonian Telescope A practical manual for building large aperture telecopes $82AUD How To Make a Telescope 2nd Edition.

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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?.

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