• Mirror grinding machine construction logJames Crombie

    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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  • Mirror Grinding Machine Plansthefirsttake

    Mirror grinding machine the home shop. I assume you are talking about a telescope mirror i have read a lot and ground one small mirror some years ago but did it all by hand if i remember properly some of the features you want in a grinding machine are the ability to change the strokes leng.

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  • How To Build Grinder Machinecz-eu

    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 . Get Price And Support Online CNC Grinding Machine G5 Horizontal Machine

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  • Mirror Grinding Machine Crusher Mills Cone Crusher Jaw

    Building a Waineo type grinding machine. One of the projects that has been on my "someday" list was a rebuild of a lens/mirror grinding machine. I built a Hindle type machine about 12 years ago which would

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  • Joy of Mirror Making Rough GrindingBBAstroDesigns

    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

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  • Homemade Mirror Grinding Machine

    homemade mirror grinding machinebondhumahal. Mirror grinding machine Hackaday · The true test of the amateur astronomer is building their own telescope. 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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  • Mirror-o-matic

    The Machines Documentation Information for ATMs Zip archive of Mirror-o-Matic Yahoo Groups (2000-2019) 307 Contact Dennis

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  • Machine Grinding and Polishing Van Geenen

    Wide-belt grinding machines sheet dimensions of up to 14 000 x 2 000 mm can be polished to a range of qualities. We are able to polish up to Mirror 8 grade which equals a high-quality entirely perfect high-gloss mirror sheet which is used in superyacht building and the semiconductor industry for example. Further information.

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  • An edge grinding machine for telescope mirror blanks

    Grinding a Telescope Mirror Thinning and Flattening the Back Gordon started with a thick telescope mirror that weighed about 70 pounds. By thinning the blank he s lightened the mirror by about 20 pounds Celestial World. Hubble s Contribution To Modern Astronomy. Two of the most recognizable symbols of science are the telescope and the

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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 of them came from industrial junk yards.

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  • Amateur Telescope Making Main PageStellafane

    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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  • 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. The machine can also work smaller mirrors if the drip pan is moved to the fast shaft on

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  • Making a homemade mirror grinding machineATM Optics

    Mar 06 2006 · Making a homemade mirror grinding machineposted 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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  • Mirror Making Machine

    I built another mirror grinding machine (out of welded angle iron) to work on the mirror but never used it. In mid-2008 the desire to finish the 12.5 inch mirror hit againthis time with a vengeance. I had this urge to not only finish that mirror

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  • Fixed post mirror grinder adviceDIY 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

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  • 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. The machine can also work smaller mirrors if the drip pan is moved to the fast shaft on

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  • Stellafane ATM Materials Tools

    Grits Pitch. Grits and Polishing Compound are the consumables in the mirror making process. Grits typically of Silicon Carbide or Aluminum Oxide in various grades are used as an abrasive between the mirror and tool to grind the glass. Pitch is used to make a soft conforming pitch lap for polishing and figuring. It is used with a Polishing Compound such as Cerium Oxide which

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  • Mike s Telescope Workshopmdpub

    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.

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  • Telescope Making Supplieswillbell

    Willmann-Bell is pleased to offer precision inverse gratings at reasonable prices so that you can make that perfect mirror. For less than the cost of doing it yourself you can get a precision grating that has been individually shot using one of the sharpest lenses available (a 55mm Auto Micro Nikkor f/3.5) mounted on a heavy vibration damping

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  • HOW TO MAKE THE GRINDING MACHINE Crusher Mills Cone

    DATSCOPETelescope mirror grinding machine. New grinding machine The new grinding machine is being used to re-make the old TRO 30 inch mirror and the three 20 inch mirrors. It will be capable of making a

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  • Telescope Mirror KitsFirsthand Discovery

    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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  • Fixed Post Mirror Grinding Tabledesigned with 123D

    Rough Grinding a Quartz Telescope Mirror on the Fixed-Post Machine 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. The best Telescopes For beginners in the market

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