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My Mirror Grinding Machine For a long time Ive wanted to build a machine for grinding telescope mirrors Dennis Rechs MoM designs finally inspired me to just get up and do it Over the years Id been collecting motors gear boxes pulleys etc

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Mirror Grinding Machine  Hackaday
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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SkyBadger  Mirror Grinding Machine
SkyBadger Mirror Grinding Machine

The clamps hold the mirror centrally on the grinding platter Freeing one should allow the mirror to be removed cleaned and reset with out disturbing the centering The tool for grinding was made from cutting a disk to the same size as the mirror from 34 plywood and using duck tape to create a

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AstroTel  Mirror grinding machine
AstroTel 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 Fig3 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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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 11m 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 the side of the machine Heres the 3D model

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Making a homemade mirror grinding machine  ATM Optics
Making a homemade mirror grinding machine ATM Optics

Mar 06 2006 · The smaller mirror is used for power wrapping epoxy impregnated fiberglass around mandrels for making tubes and cylindrical components for open trusses The gearbox is 40 to 1 and cost me 20 the pulleys cost another 30 The lumber and bearings used added another 40

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Mirror grinding machine construction log  James Crombie
Mirror grinding machine construction log James Crombie

over the interior of the machine I realized there was a treasure trove of parts inside ones ideally suited to building a mirror grinder with The machine contained a large speed reducer 471 ratio a variable speed mechanism motor mount and tachometer

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MirroroMatic mirror making machine  ATM pages of
MirroroMatic mirror making machine ATM pages of

The MoM is a marvellous machine due to its simplicity and yet refined design It is extremely flexible accommodating mirror sizes from 4 inch up to 20 inch with slight modifications and can be used for all three steps necessary in producing a mirror That is you can use it to grind polish and figure your optics

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mirror grinding machines  ATM Optics and DIY Forum
mirror grinding machines ATM Optics and DIY Forum

Oct 03 2006 · Thanks for the video Jim I had no idea that these machines ran at those speeds When I built my machine I didnt have a computer or any books on building grinding machines so I built one that mimics the stroke a person would do For instance my turntable rotates at just one RPM and the stroke eccentric turns at 36 RPM

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Joy of Mirror Making Introduction
Joy of Mirror Making Introduction

A ring tool of half the diameter of the mirror used on top of the mirrors flat face with the coarsest grit will rapidly grind a spherical curve into the mirror Grinding a 6 inch 15cm mirror to F28 using a ring tool

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Mirror Grinding Machine » Leonardo Da Vincis Inventions
Mirror Grinding Machine » Leonardo Da Vincis Inventions

Mirror Grinding Machine Leonardo’s Mirror Grinding Machine leonardo miror grinding machine 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

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SkyBadger  Mirror Grinding Machine
SkyBadger Mirror Grinding Machine

The clamps hold the mirror centrally on the grinding platter Freeing one should allow the mirror to be removed cleaned and reset with out disturbing the centering The tool for grinding was made from cutting a disk to the same size as the mirror from 34 plywood and using duck tape to create a dam around it

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Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors
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 11m 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 Mirror grinding  Polishing machine  ATM
Making a Mirror grinding Polishing machine ATM

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 MOM 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 105 or max 12

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Mirror Grinding Machine Mirror Grinding Machine
Mirror Grinding Machine Mirror Grinding Machine

offers 8740 mirror grinding machine products About 2 of these are grinding machines 1 are glass processing machinery A wide variety of mirror grinding machine options are available to you such as ce ul and ur

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Mirror grinding machinerunout  ATM Optics and DIY
Mirror grinding machinerunout ATM Optics and DIY

Feb 21 2015 · Page 1 of 2 Mirror grinding machinerunout posted in ATM Optics and DIY Forum I am in the process of making a fixed post mirror grinding machine big enough for a 20 inch mirror I have now got the motor pulleys two shafts and turntable all together and working The turntable rotates at around 25 rpmwhich I think should be OK If I put a dial indicator on the top of the table near the

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Joy of Mirror Making Introduction
Joy of Mirror Making Introduction

A ring tool of half the diameter of the mirror used on top of the mirrors flat face with the coarsest grit will rapidly grind a spherical curve into the mirror Grinding a 6 inch 15cm mirror to F28 using a ring tool

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Stellafane ATM Main Page
Stellafane ATM Main Page

Amateur Telescope Making Main Page Russell Porter Much is also unchanged mirror grinding techniques are very similar to those written up by Porter and Ingalls in the 20´s and 30´s Many amateur astronomers still choose to fabricate their own instruments for the pride of accomplishment the gaining of knowledge and the insurance of

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Newport Glass Works LTD Grinding Polishing and Figuring
Newport Glass Works LTD Grinding Polishing and Figuring

A solid tool traps abrasive in the center of the mirror and resists grinding the mirror spherical When you first start a new and smaller abrasive this shows up as a tendency to form a large bubble in the center especially in the larger abrasives

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Mirror Surface Grinding Machine Mirror Surface Grinding
Mirror Surface Grinding Machine Mirror Surface Grinding

offers 545 mirror surface grinding machine products About 39 of these are grinding machines 15 are other metal metallurgy machinery and 4 are abrasives A wide variety of mirror surface grinding machine options are available to you such as cylindrical grinding machine surface grinding machine

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Leonardo Da Vincis mirror making machines
Leonardo Da Vincis mirror making machines

One machine is designed for grinding concave mirrors of small focal length The other machine a much larger piece to implement grinds mirrors of large focal lengths Though Leonardo da Vinci creates sketches of mirror grinding one crucial and logical question to ask is whether he used such mirrors in his artwork or drawing

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How I built an edge grinder for telescope mirror blanks
How I built an edge grinder for telescope mirror blanks

How I built an edge grinder for telescope mirror blanks It was very quick and easy I have been casting my own telescope mirror blanks for a few years now I borrowed a few ideas from the MirrorOMatic mirror grinding machine particularly how to mount the turntable on top of the pulley Anyone building machinery for coldworking glass

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Leonardo Da Vincis mirror making machines
Leonardo Da Vincis mirror making machines

One machine is designed for grinding concave mirrors of small focal length The other machine a much larger piece to implement grinds mirrors of large focal lengths Though Leonardo da Vinci creates sketches of mirror grinding one crucial and logical question to ask is whether he used such mirrors in his artwork or drawing

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Ritchey Mirror Grinding Machine  National Air and Space
Ritchey Mirror Grinding Machine National Air and Space

The machine was used for making numerous mirrors over the next four decades and extensively modified over that period It embodies the subdiameter tool design approach to making large telescope mirrors whereby the grinding tool is drawn across the mirror blank by programmable rotating arms

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Making a Mirror grinding  Polishing machine  ATM
Making a Mirror grinding Polishing machine ATM

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 MOM 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 105 or max 12

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Mirror grinding machinerunout  ATM Optics and DIY
Mirror grinding machinerunout ATM Optics and DIY

Feb 21 2015 · Page 1 of 2 Mirror grinding machinerunout posted in ATM Optics and DIY Forum I am in the process of making a fixed post mirror grinding machine big enough for a 20 inch mirror I have now got the motor pulleys two shafts and turntable all together and working The turntable rotates at around 25 rpmwhich I think should be OK If I put a dial indicator on the top of the table near the

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CNC Grinding Machine
CNC Grinding Machine

The automatic measuring device was applied to the grinding machine in 1908 Around 1920 centerless grinders doubleface grinders roll grinders guide grinders honing machines and superfinishing machines were used In the 1950s there was a highprecision cylindrical grinding machine that could be used for mirror grinding

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From the kiln of Horace Davis  Mirror Grinding Machine
From the kiln of Horace Davis Mirror Grinding Machine

His kiln is computer controlled to follow any schedule of temperature vs time I couldnt help him with the former but I could the latter I had an idle mirror grinding machine a modified MOM 20 so I volunteered to grind and polish his blanks and check for strain using the crosspolarized light test

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Mirror Surface Grinding Machine Mirror Surface Grinding
Mirror Surface Grinding Machine Mirror Surface Grinding

offers 545 mirror surface grinding machine products About 39 of these are grinding machines 15 are other metal metallurgy machinery and 4 are abrasives A wide variety of mirror surface grinding machine options are available to you such as cylindrical grinding machine surface grinding machine

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How I built an edge grinder for telescope mirror blanks
How I built an edge grinder for telescope mirror blanks

How I built an edge grinder for telescope mirror blanks It was very quick and easy I have been casting my own telescope mirror blanks for a few years now I borrowed a few ideas from the MirrorOMatic mirror grinding machine particularly how to mount the turntable on top of the pulley Anyone building machinery for coldworking glass

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