mirror grinding building

Mirror grinding - scope making

2007-2-13  The key to successful mirror grinding is randomness in stroke numbers and tool and disc rotation. Adding more randomness with a tile tool made from tiles that have been smashed with a hammer cant do any harm :)

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Mirror Grinding Machine

2015-8-14  The two-axis U-joints you see are made of a soft 2"x2" pine which costs about $1.80 for 8 feet. A 3/8" hole and a 3/8" smooth shank hex head bolt makes for a surprisingly good hinge bearing. The catch basin is a 20" dish used for holding potted

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Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine ...

2019-8-19  Hello all, I'm fascinated by those who can grind and figure their own mirrors for reflecting telescopes. With the availability of kits to finish beautiful ATM dobs from companies like dobstuff, the lure of building one's own scope to high tolerances an

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Joy of Mirror Making: Rough Grinding - BBAstroDesigns

31 行  2020-5-19  Grinding the curve into the mirror face can be done by one of the following

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Making a homemade mirror grinding machine - ATM,

2006-3-6  The larger one is for grinding and polishing mirrors and is also used at higher speeds to centrifugally cast resin mirrors, an experiment I am playing with in my spare

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Woodware: Mirror Grinding Stand

2020-5-21  Still grinding your own mirror is a key skill that makes you a real telescope maker. To grind a telescope mirror by hand you simply attach a glass tool the same size as your mirror blank to the top of a small, strong stand. You apply grinding compounds to the tool and place the mirror blank on top.

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Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine - Page 2 ...

2019-10-13  Things I need to probably change or fix: My gearing of the DC motor. I will need a slow speed for polishing (5 rpm), and faster speeds for hogging out and fine grinding (15- 30 rpm), so likely need to think about adding a gear reduction. Fixing the aluminum turntable to the wooden turntable base. Building wedges to locate the mirror on the turntable.

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Fixed post mirror grinder advice - DIY Astronomer ...

2011-11-1  An alternative, which seems very popular with home machine builders, involves rotating the mirror at a relatively high speed whilst the tool has minimal movement or is fixed (as in the case of Gordon W’s machine). The trick is to place a correctly sized tool in the appropriate position to ensure an even grind/polish.

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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 ( link ). While the bulk of the components were in place it wasn't

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Mirror grinding machine construction log - James

2005-3-28  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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Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine - Page 2 ...

2019-10-13  Hello all, I'm fascinated by those who can grind and figure their own mirrors for reflecting telescopes. With the availability of kits to finish beautiful ATM dobs from companies like dobstuff, the lure of building one's own scope to high tolerances an

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Joy of Mirror Making: Rough Grinding - BBAstroDesigns

2020-5-19  I use an old printer stand. 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] square, to one of these substrates: Hydrostone gypsum cement; Casting building plaster; Concrete

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Woodware: Mirror Grinding Stand

2020-5-21  Mirror Grinding Stand (above) The front view and top views show the Mirror Grinding Stand with its wide base (big enough to walk around on), pedestal, and small top. The top is only a little bigger than the largest mirror you wish to grind. The mirror tool is held to the table with three screwed down blocks and six small wedges.

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China Grinding Mirror, Grinding Mirror Manufacturers ...

Manufacturers Supply Silver Mirror, Aluminium Mirror, Edge Grinding Mirror and Silkscreen Mirror Decorative with SGS Inspection. FOB Price: US $ 5-10 / Square Meter. Min. Order: 2000 Square Meters. Application: Furniture, Door, Building, Window, Ect.

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Large Thin Mirror Making - BBAstroDesigns

2012-7-3  Gazing at incredibly distant galaxies using a mirror that you have ground yourself is immensely satisfying and joyful. 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.

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Mirror Grinding - Take A Class Or DIY? - ATM, Optics

2017-5-11  Page 1 of 3 - Mirror Grinding - Take A Class Or DIY? - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: Ive been interested in grinding/polishing my own Newt mirror for a long time but dont know how to get started. As a beginner, would you recommend attending a workshop or class or is it possible to make a good mirror using other learning resources such as books and online videos?

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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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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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Stellafane ATM Main Page

Grinding a Mirror "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 interested in the ...

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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.

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9 10 11 Motors Mirror Building Glass Grinding Edging ...

2011-9-10  9 10 11 Motors Mirror Building Glass Grinding Edging Machine Polishing Machine , Find Complete Details about 9 10 11 Motors Mirror Building Glass Grinding Edging Machine Polishing Machine,China Glass Polishing Machine,9 Motors Building Glass Machine,Used Glass Machine Made In China from Glass Processing Machinery Supplier or Manufacturer-Sager Technology Co., Ltd.

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Woodware: Mirror Grinding Stand

2020-5-21  Mirror Grinding Stand (above) The front view and top views show the Mirror Grinding Stand with its wide base (big enough to walk around on), pedestal, and small top. The top is only a little bigger than the largest mirror you wish to grind. The mirror tool is held to the table with three screwed down blocks and six small wedges.

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Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine - Page 2 ...

2019-10-13  TheSkySearchers. Come join the newest and most engaging and inclusive astronomy forum geared for beginners and advanced telescope users, astrophotography devotees, plus check out our "Astro" goods vendors.

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Mirror Grinding - Take A Class Or DIY? - ATM, Optics

2017-5-11  Page 1 of 3 - Mirror Grinding - Take A Class Or DIY? - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: Ive been interested in grinding/polishing my own Newt mirror for a long time but dont know how to get started. As a beginner, would you recommend attending a workshop or class or is it possible to make a good mirror using other learning resources such as books and online videos?

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Grind and Polish a Dobsonian/Newtonian Telescope

Grind and Polish a Dobsonian/Newtonian Telescope Mirror With Hand Tools: Author's note: This Instructable was written and published by our Making and Tinkering Programs Manager, who's personal Instructable account we co-opted. He is now publishing personal Instructables over at member ID MechaNickW.Making a telescope abo

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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 a lens grinding machine could work well.

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Stellafane ATM: Build Mirror Test Equipment

Build Mirror Test Equipment. Building a mirror tester is not hard, and these pages will show you how to construct a mirror tester and test stand with simple hand tools and common hardware store items. Simple, basic "glue screw" wood fabrication techniques are used. With this tester, you will be able to figure your mirror to high accuracy.

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How to Make Your Own Telescope Mirror - Instructables

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 0.75" 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

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MIRROR MAKING: “HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN

2015-2-26  A To make a telescope mirror from a flat disk (of glass), the flat surface has to be changed to a spherical / parabolic surface, because a flat surface can only reflect light in the same opposing angle as it comes to the surface, but for a enlarged view to be seen, the light has to come to a small focal point, at our eye or camera lens, therefore the surface is changed by grinding and ...

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