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.

Mirror-o-Matic mirror making machine - ATM pages of ...

Mirror-O-Matic grinding machine. When I decided in 2009 after a ten-year break to get into mirror making again, it quickly became clear to me that I would need to construct machine, as hand grinding big mirrors is not something very beneficial for the hands of a musician.

Making a homemade mirror grinding machine - ATM, …

6-3-2006· 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 question ...will 1 1/2 shaft size pillow block bearings work good for a homemade EQ mount? Thank you , John

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.

Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine ...

19-8-2019· 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 …

Fixed post mirror grinder advice - DIY Astronomer ...

1-11-2011· 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 …

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 …

Fixed Post Mirror Grinding Machine Plans

Fixed Post Mirror Grinding Machine Plans. Are you going to start Fixed Post Mirror Grinding Machine Plans? In this case, here is a complete example of models of carpentry models and feasibility reports that can be used free of charge. Ok, so let's consider all the requirements to start a wood business.

Mirror grinding machine construction log - James 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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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.

Large Homemade Telescope Making Project

Having such a smooth edge is desirable, because tiny glass fragments are less likely to break away from a smooth edge and scratch the mirror during grinding. Grinding the Mirror I then proceeded to...

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

Fixed Post Mirror Grinding Machine Plans

Fixed Post Mirror Grinding Machine Plans. Are you going to start Fixed Post Mirror Grinding Machine Plans? In this case, here is a complete example of models of carpentry models and feasibility reports that can be used free of charge. Ok, so let's consider all the requirements to start a wood business.

Mirror grinding machine construction log - James 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

Mirror Grinding Machine | Hackaday

26-9-2006· PS I have a mirror-o-matic grinding machine, they can be just as random as a human and don’t need to give a patterened surface. Its all in the tools and who uses them. Report comment.

Stellafane Links Page

Stellafane External Links provide links to related information on Amateur Telescope Making, Mirror Making, Optics, other Astronomy clubs and local area links to the Springfield, Vermont area.

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 large wood circle will become the base of the turntable.

www.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…

Types of mirror grinding machines - ATM, Optics and DIY ...

16-11-2018· Types of mirror grinding machines - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: Hi to all, I am planning to make a mirror grinding and polishing machine but i have limited knowledge about these machines. Because of this i have some questions to someone who has some experience with those machines; - Some machines have fixed supportes and some of them have a prestaltic moving arm, …

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 …

How I make Telescope Mirror Blanks - mdpub.com

Here is the super simple grinding machine I built to true up the ... It is possible to look through the side of the blank and see the individual layers of glass and the planes of ... blanks made, it is time to grind and polish one into a telescope mirror and test it out. I can use one blank as the mirror and another as the grinding ...

Document sans nom - Astrosurf

For this, he used a polishing machine which he described as early as 1841, for the benefit of the Royal Society. Later on, still another amateur, a rich merchant, William Lassell (1799-1880), used a polishing machine for the creation of large-sized mirrors (notably a 122cm mirror …