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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,

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Mirror grinding - Telescope 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

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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

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Mirror Grinding Machine Hackaday

2006-9-26  Grinding and polishing your own mirrors is a long, arduous process. Instead of lapping the blank by hand, Laurie Hall built this mirror grinding

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Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine ...

2019-8-19  Re: Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine. I I had a nice piece of 3/4" stainless dowel that was begging to be used. So I bought a cheap pillow block to provide the locator for the metal dowel, and then drilled the overarm to fit. These pillow blocks are $8 and come complete with a locking collar - great deal.

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M-o-M Free Preview - Mirror-o-matic

2015-4-5  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 tolerances. 4.

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Mirror-o-Matic mirror making machine - ATM pages of ...

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

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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

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Mirror Grinding Machine Plan Crusher Mills, Cone

CNC telescope mirror grinder. – CNCzone-The Largest Rough and fine grinding the mirror is about half the work. Polishing is the other half. build a

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Mirror Grinding Machine Hackaday

2006-9-26  Grinding and polishing your own mirrors is a long, arduous process. Instead of lapping the blank by hand, Laurie Hall built this mirror grinding machine from scratch.

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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

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Theories on designing a robotic mirror grinder. - ATM ...

2015-9-30  Theories on designing a robotic mirror grinder. - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: So I have been thinking and doing some preliminary design work on a robotic telescope grinding machine with the intent to grind a 12 inch parabolic primary mirror for a telescope I intend to build. I have been trying to understand the mechanics behind grinding a telescope mirror

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How I built an edge grinder for telescope mirror blanks.

2013-2-26  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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Mirror Grinding Machine » Leonardo Da Vinci's Inventions

The mirror or lens grinding machine is a masterpiece of mechanical engineering. It has several gears in mesh at all times and also has several variable settings built into it. This machine was most likely designed by Leonardo while he was either investigating the different ways that light reflected off things or maybe he was planning on ...

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

On the opposite, a shallow mirror (e.g. F/D = 8) will be performing very well on planets and the moon. The theory behind grinding is that you can remove glass as long as you use a material with a higher hardness. Telescope makers use

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Joy of Mirror Making: Rough Grinding - BBAstroDesigns

2022-1-6  Here is a 25 inch [635cm] mirror being rough ground followed by a beautiful grinding stand from the Delmarva Mirror Making Seminar. Grinding Tools To construct a grinding tool, attach unglazed ceramic tiles, 1 inch [2.5cm]

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build a mirror grinding machine - gobertgroup

2018-5-23  Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine For Sale. 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. Contact Supplier. Get Price

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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

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Mirror Grinding Machine Plan Crusher Mills, Cone

CNC telescope mirror grinder. – CNCzone-The Largest Rough and fine grinding the mirror is about half the work. Polishing is the other half. build a

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telescope mirror grinding machine plans

2019-9-18  Mirror Grinding Machine Plan . Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine Plans . Mirror grinding machine construction log - James Crombie. plan of grinding machine Grinding machine - Wikipedia SummaryOverviewTypesA grinding machine often shortened to grinder is one of power tools or machine tools used for grinding it is a type of

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Telescope Mirror Making: Part 3, Rough Grinding ...

Documenting the telescope build, including mirror grinding and figuring, and construction of the Renegade telescope body. Part 1 includes prepping the mirror for grinding, spherometry on the molded blank, fabricating a steel/plaster grinding tool, and setting up the fixed-post grinding machine for rough grinding operations.

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

On the opposite, a shallow mirror (e.g. F/D = 8) will be performing very well on planets and the moon. The theory behind grinding is that you can remove glass as long as you use a material with a higher hardness. Telescope makers use

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Mirror Grinding Machine » Leonardo Da Vinci's Inventions

The mirror or lens grinding machine is a masterpiece of mechanical engineering. It has several gears in mesh at all times and also has several variable settings built into it. This machine was most likely designed by Leonardo while he was either investigating the different ways that light reflected off things or maybe he was planning on ...

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Mirror O Matic - DIY Astronomer - Stargazers Lounge

2021-7-26  Hi Everyone, I am planning to build a Mirror-O-Matic machine, but since the designer Dennis Rech is not responding to emails anymore, I would be very grateful to anyone who could kindly share the plans of the machines you've built. Anything would be helpful. Images, plans, cur lists, advice etc.

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Telescope Making Links - Designs and Techniques STAR ...

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

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build a mirror grinding machine - gobertgroup

2018-5-23  Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine For Sale. 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. Contact Supplier. Get Price

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Dick Parker's Telescope Mirror Workshop: Cassegrain ...

2010-8-14  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

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Mirror-o-matic

2020-2-23  Zip archive of Mirror-o-Matic Yahoo Groups (2000-2019) 307 MB Contact Dennis. The Machines: Documentation: Information for ATMs Zip archive of Mirror-o-Matic Yahoo Groups (2000-2019) 307 MB Contact Dennis ...

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