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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.

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Astro-Tel Mirror grinding machine

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 rotated was fitted to the spindle. I also built another machine

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Making a Mirror grinding & Polishing machine ATM, Optics

Mar 16, 2015· Page 1 of 5 Making a Mirror grinding & Polishing machine posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: Hello, I am on the half of the way to make a mirror grinding machine inspired by original M-O-M design. I made the pulley arrangement such a way that, both the turn table & eccentric spins at 50 RPM fixed. I wont go for making mirror bigger that 10.5 (or max 12).

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making a mirror grinding machine vendsyssel-innovation

mirror grinding machine plans mine-equipments. Jan van Gastel Making a mirror-o-matic mirror making machine Once I had seen a grinding machine, working at 380 Volts and weighting about the machine, capable of making 20 inch mirrors, and a CD with building plans. Get Price; Mirror Making Machine dv-fansler. In the beginning was the barrel.

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Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine

Aug 19, 2019· 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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Mirror-O-Matic

Oct 17, 2009· Build a machine to grind the mirror (AKA mirror-o-matic) Buy some glass. Mirror-O-Matic . One of the coolest ideas I found on the Web was this thing called a Mirror-O-Matic. Credit goes to Dennis Rech for making available the plans on the Internet on how to build it.

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jeffbaldwin.org

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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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. There are lots of good ideas there. The

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Home Made Grinding Polishing Machine Detailed Plan

Making a Mirror grinding Polishing machine ATM. mirror grinding polishing and figuring machine plans. MirroroMatic 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 34

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Making a homemade mirror grinding machine ATM, Optics

Mar 06, 2006· 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 questionwill 1 1/2

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Making a Mirror grinding & Polishing machine ATM, Optics

Mar 16, 2015· Page 1 of 5 Making a Mirror grinding & Polishing machine posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: Hello, I am on the half of the way to make a mirror grinding machine inspired by original M-O-M design. I made the pulley arrangement such a way that, both the turn table & eccentric spins at 50 RPM fixed. I wont go for making mirror bigger that 10.5 (or max 12).

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DIY Telescope Mirror grinding machine YouTube

Jul 08, 2013· Homemade 10inch Mirror Grinding Machine. Sorry for blurred image.....

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Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine

Aug 19, 2019· 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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Rough Grinding a 20" Quartz Telescope Mirror on the Fixed

Mar 07, 2010· 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...

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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. There are lots of good ideas there. The

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jeffbaldwin.org

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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Fixed post mirror grinder advice DIY 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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Mirror grinding scope making

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 is cheaper, it is softer and grinds faster, needing less abrasives and with these small sizes, the low expansion glass like Pyrex has no practical (visible at

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Stellafane ATM: Materials & Tools

Topics on this page: Mirror Blanks, Grinding & Polishing Tools, Grits & Pitch, Storage Containers, Grinding Stands, and Miscellaneous Items. 6" & 8" Pyrex Mirror Blanks Patterns on surfaces and edges are mold marks, splotch on 6" is a grinding mark by the manufacturer. Two blanks are in their protective cardboard shipping sleeves.

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Homemade Telescope Making Google Sites

A table saw covered with layers of newspaper about 1/2 inch thick (to support the mirror and tool) was used as the grinding stand. A "wet" began by spraying the disks with water and smearing a small amount of grit over the tool (or mirror) with my fingers. The mirror (or tool) was then carefully placed on top of the tool (or mirror) and

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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.

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Mirror Grinding Machine Hackaday

Sep 26, 2006· 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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Is there an easy and safe way to trim/grind the edge of a

I'm trying to fit a pre-cut mirror glass (rescued from a $5 Wal-Mart mirror) into the back of a shadow box. The mirror itself is not quite square, so there is one corner and part of the adjacent edge which won't quite fit into box (about 0.5 mm overlap). If this was wood or plastic, I'd grab some sandpaper and bring the edge down to fit.

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