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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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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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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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Types of mirror grinding machines  ATM Optics and DIY
Types of mirror grinding machines ATM Optics and DIY

Nov 16 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

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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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Mirror grinding machine construction log  James Crombie
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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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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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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Mirror Grinding Machine » Leonardo Da Vincis Inventions
Mirror Grinding Machine » Leonardo Da Vincis Inventions

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 investigating the different ways that light reflected off things or maybe he was planning on inventing a telescope or some other optical device

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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

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

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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 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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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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Glass and Mirror Grinding  CR Laurence
Glass and Mirror Grinding CR Laurence

C R Laurence is the world leader wholesale distributor to the Glazing Industrial Construction Architectural Hardware and Automotive Industries supplying railing windscreen standoffs and other supplies to major industries and manufacturers

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

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 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

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Stellafane ATM Main Page
Stellafane ATM Main Page

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

This is why you dont want to make mirrors to be worked on machines too thin For 16 to 18 mirrors 162 thick is the thinness I would recommend There are several ways to support the mirror on a grinding and polishing machine turntable but first make sure the turntable itself is rigid It

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Stellafane Links Page
Stellafane Links Page

Grinding Machines Bobs Large Machine Elgin Style Machine Grinding Machine by Juhani Grinding Polishing Machine by Ted Grinding Machine by Tom James Machine Lauries Mirror Grinding Machine Machines Mikes Machine Mirror Grinder by Jim Mirror O Matic MirrorOMatic by Greg MirrorOMatic Operations Page

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CNC Grinding Machine
CNC Grinding Machine

In the 1950s there was a highprecision cylindrical grinding machine that could be used for mirror grinding At the end of the 1960s highspeed grinders with a line speed of 6080 ms and large depthcutting and slowfeed grinding surface grinders appeared

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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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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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Jan van Gastel Making a mirroromatic mirror making machine
Jan van Gastel Making a mirroromatic mirror making machine

Grinding On the picture below the machine is fine grinding an 8 inch mirror with an 71 tool 143 mm diameter and 9 micron aluminium oxyde The bent lines on the mirror are the effect of the tool turning with respect to the mirror faster at the central part of the mirror as compared to the edge zones

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Strasbaugh polishing and grinding machine  Astromart
Strasbaugh polishing and grinding machine Astromart

Strasbaugh is the premier manufacture of machines used by the professionals This machine is solid no plastic or wood You can adjust the spindle and eccentric speed with a turn of a knob while running It makes mirror grinding a pure joy

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China Mirror Grinding Machine China Mirror Grinding
China Mirror Grinding Machine China Mirror Grinding

offers 9421 mirror grinding machine products About 2 of these are grinding machines 1 are glass processing machinery and 1 are other metal metallurgy machinery A wide variety of mirror grinding machine options are available to you such as surface grinding machine cylindrical grinding machine and universal

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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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Document sans nom  Astrosurf
Document sans nom Astrosurf

As often in sciences and technology Leonardo da Vinci was a pioneer creating machines for the production of optical devices Indeed between 1513 and 1517 he imagined machines to grind and polish telescope mirrors which at the time were made of bronze

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Mirror grinding  scope making
Mirror grinding scope making

You might purchase a mirror grinding kit and have everything you need included If such a kit is unavailable you need to do some scrounging You can order a 19 mm thick disc at your local glass shop Such glass is usually used for tabletops and window displays

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Stellafane ATM Main Page
Stellafane ATM Main Page

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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