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Oct 17, 2009· While I was in the construction process of the Mirror-O-Matic I had ordered a 10" an 8" plate glass kit. Here is the 10" ready for fine grinding. The only part I could not find locally was the toggle pad used in the overarm assembly. This part I ordered from Reid Tool Supply Company. The 8" came at a later time then the 10".

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The Kutter Schiefspiegler. Yolo Telescopes. Grinding Glass. An ATM's Grinding Barrel Top. Grinding Your Telescope Mirror. Polishing Your Telescope Mirror. Glass Notes. Grit and Microgrit Grading Conversion Chart at READE. Making a tile on plaster tool.

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How to Make Your Own Telescope Mirror: [Fig 1] This is a large piece of glass a woman off Craigslist gave me. It was 40"x40" and 0.75" thick. Its what I decided to use to make the mirror. Cutting it into smaller sections can be difficult but scoring it with a glass cutter …

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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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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.

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Joy of Mirror Making: Rough Grinding - BBAstroDesigns

The curve is ground into the mirror face using a grinding tool. The curve is pre-generated for you. The curve is created by slumping the blank in a kiln over a mold. Here are 42 inch [107cm] and 30 inch [762cm] mirrors slumped and annealed to F2.8 ready for fine grinding.

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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 abrasi...

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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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Free Telescope Mirror Grinding Stand plans - One of the great joys of telescope making is grinding your own mirror. Now days it is easer to buy finished mirrors than grinding kits to make them. Still grinding your own mirror is a key skill that makes you a real telescope maker.

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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 manner, but still give you the chance to hand-figure.

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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 is not necessary. A 24" is the largest you can comfortably do solo.

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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 and/or tool.

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Mirror Grinding at the Spring 1998 Stellafane Mirror Workshop in the McGregor Observatory Rough Grinding. The purpose of rough grinding is to start to cut a spherical concave surface into the mirror blank. For a 6" mirror with a 48" focal length, the depth of the curve is 0.047".

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Grinding is the first step of mechanical material removal. Proper grinding removes damaged or deformed surface material, while limiting the amount of additional surface deformation. The goal is a plane surface with minimal damage that can easily be …

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Mirror-o-Matic 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 3/4 inch plywood and has few close tolerances. 4.

Joy of Mirror Making: Polishing - BBAstroDesigns

Then after grinding the mirror face with 220 grit, cleanup thoroughly and flash polish by polishing for 15 minutes. Don't go onto finer grits until the astigmatism is gone. The second is to identify the saddle orientation, and using a sub-diameter lap, locally polish the ends of the saddle. It's not necessary to polish the center of the saddle.

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Mirror Grinding Stand (above) The front view and top views show the Mirror Grinding Stand with its wide base (big enough to walk around on), pedestal, and small top. The top is only a little bigger than the largest mirror you wish to grind. The mirror tool is held to the table with three screwed down blocks and six small wedges.

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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 …

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Dec 16, 2002· First is to put the grinding platform where you plan on using it and put the tool blank (or mirror in the case of the Plaster Tool method) on it and screw (don't nail as you're going to have to remove the cleats when you change grits) the 3 pieces of wood for the cleats about equidistant around the tool so that they restrain the tool without ...

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With a bit of searching on the net, you can find plans for much improved rests and tool holders. I also recommend buying a copy of Tool and Cutter Sharpening by Harold Hall, Workshop Practice Series #38, which includes much sound advice, along with …

How to grind a mirror for a telescope - YouTube

Aug 09, 2011· How to grind a mirror blank into the well-figured basis for a Dobsonian telescope. How to grind the glass, how to carry out a focus test, how to polish with ...

The Mirror: Grinding, Polishing, Figuring | Telescope Building

In regular visits through the winter I began the grinding, polishing, and figuring the mirror blank to astronomical standards. After forty-five hours of my "pushing glass," the experts declared the mirror finished once it reached 1/6 wavelength through Foucault testing. I sent the mirror to Majestic Optical for coating (Al/SiO). It was back within a…


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Grinding the secondary is just like grinding any other optic except in minature. I ground the secondary with the workstand and worked the tool on top just like I would grind a larger mirror. This optic is small enough that a lens grinding machine could work well.