telescope mirror grinding machine plans

Stellafane ATM: Build Mirror Test Equipment

Stellafane, Home of the Springfield Telescope Makers Inc., Springfield, Vermont, USA, Amatuer Telescope Making 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 …

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Telescope Making Links

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

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Making mirrors for giant telescopes

Soon after the commissioning of the 100 inch telescope, Hale and colleagues were working on plans for a larger telescope. By 1928 Hale had decided on 200 inches. Design and fabrication of a new type of mirror was the greatest challenge for the project.

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Making a homemade mirror grinding machine

 · 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

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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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Mirror-O-Matic

 · Mirror grinding an polishing maching Mirror-O-Matic Click on any picture for a larger version Mirror-O-Matic Overview When I started into astronomy back in the late fall of 1999 I had purchased my 1st telescope.

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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

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Mirror-O-Matic

 · Mirror grinding an polishing maching Mirror-O-Matic Click on any picture for a larger version Mirror-O-Matic Overview When I started into astronomy back in the late fall of 1999 I had purchased my 1st telescope.

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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.

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Stellafane ATM: Build Mirror Test Equipment

Stellafane, Home of the Springfield Telescope Makers Inc., Springfield, Vermont, USA, Amatuer Telescope Making 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 …

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Astro-Tel

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 ...

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telescope mirror grinding / polishing machine with …

 · The machine is shown grinding a 300 mm mirror.How to build a tachometer:

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Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors | 3D …

Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors Mel B. 1 Likes | 430 Downloads | 8K Views Download Grinding machine for mirrors up to 42 inches [1.1m] in diameter. Can be configured for spin or stroke work. Furniture Comments Mel B. Model Info Trimble …

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Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors | 3D …

Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors Mel B. 1 Likes | 430 Downloads | 8K Views Download Grinding machine for mirrors up to 42 inches [1.1m] in diameter. Can be configured for spin or stroke work. Furniture Comments Mel B. Model Info Trimble Inc. ...

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20+ Telescope Making Project ideas | telescope, …

Aug 13, 2017 - Explore Lance Middleton''s board "Telescope Making Project" on Pinterest. See more ideas about telescope, telescopes, diy telescope.

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Making a homemade mirror grinding machine

 · 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

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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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Astro-Tel

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 ...

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24" F/6 thin telescope mirror grinding 3/4" plate

 · Page 2 of 2 - 24 F/6 thin telescope mirror grinding 3/4 plate - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: Are there plans/parts list available for this setup? Projects like this make me whistle with admiration. Similar attitude to Mike Clements and his 70" Dob. The only ...

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Making a homemade mirror grinding machine

 · 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

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telescope mirror grinding machine plans

Mirror Grinding MachineMy 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 fi Primary mobile crushing plant Independent operating combined mobile crushing station Mobile

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Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine Plans

Telescope mirror grinding machine plans Coal Surface Mining telescope mirror grinding machine plans Description Mirror-o-Matic mirror making machine ATM pages of Berthold R. Berry Build Your Own Telescope Image Chat Online. We are here for your ...

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DIY Telescope Mirror grinding machine

 · Homemade 10inch Mirror Grinding Machine. Sorry for blurred image....................

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Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors

Grinding machine for mirrors up to 42 inches [1.1m] in diameter. Can be configured for spin or stroke work. 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 ...

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Mirror Grinding Plant

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

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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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Telescope Mirrors, Blanks, Secondaries, Grinding …

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 $82AUD

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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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Mirror Grinding Plant

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

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Homemade Telescope Making

I read several telescope and mirror making books and visited many amateur telescope making or "ATM" websites to learn how to build a 14.5 inch homemade telescope of this size. These sources of information provided many of the techniques I used to make the telescope.

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Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine

 · Gordon Waite is probably one of the better mirror makers using this machine and have incorporated some of his ideas into my plan. I like the fixed-post plan vs others with eccentric drives, because it gets the heavy grinding done in an automated …

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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 silicon carbide powders (a

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DIY Telescope Mirror grinding machine

 · Homemade 10inch Mirror Grinding Machine. Sorry for blurred image....................

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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.

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24" F/6 thin telescope mirror grinding 3/4" plate

 · Page 2 of 2 - 24 F/6 thin telescope mirror grinding 3/4 plate - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: Are there plans/parts list available for this setup? Projects like this make me whistle with admiration. Similar attitude to Mike Clements and his 70" Dob. The only ...

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Fixed-post machine grinding is where the mirror is on a turntable rotating around 20 PRM [speeds vary], and a 75% tool is on top. They are already curve-generated. The tool is hanging over the mirror by 1/6 the diameter of the tool, or about 1/8 diameter of the mirror, and is fixed in this position.

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Amateur Telescope Making Main Page

Hundreds of links to all aspects of telescope making on the internet. ATM Material Suppliers US suppliers of Mirror Blanks, Grinding & Polishing Supplies, and Telescope Making Supplies. Astronomy Clubs Many can offer help with your project.

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Build Your Own Telescope, Complete Plans for Five …

Build Your Own Telescope includes complete plans, step-by-step instructions and 275 illustrations that show you how to build these five telescopes: 4" f /10 Reflector: A sturdy and easy-to-use telescope that is perfect for beginners or as a parent/child project.

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58 Diy telescope ideas in 2021 | diy telescope, telescope, …

Telescope Mirror From Recycled Glass: The first photo below shows a 12.5 inch diameter, 1.5 inch thick, ... This is a Sketchup movie of a telescope mirror grinding machine known as the "Mirror-O-Matic 20". On only the business end (mirror ...

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telescope mirror grinding machine plans

Mirror Grinding MachineMy 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 fi Primary mobile crushing plant Independent operating combined mobile crushing station Mobile

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