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Currently manufacturing a 16″ diameter 1″ thick plate glass f3.88 Newtonian telescope mirror. Doing this with my new fixed post grinding machine built this summer. Work is progressing well, and very efficient.

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Sep 01, 2018· Ensure you enable subtitles (click on "CC" bottom-right) to help where the sound is not audible.Modern optical telescope use mirrors and very few lenses.Unli...

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How to make a large homemade telescope, including grinding polishing, and testing the homemade telescope mirror Lots of photos and guidance on telescope making Here is a sketch I did of Mars on September 7, 2003, with the 145 inch, F/8 telescope. 【service online】 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool

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The Starfire project provided much of the funding for a new polishing lab built in 1990 and equipped with an 8 m grinding and polishing machine and a 24 m test tower, which were first used to figure the 3.5 m mirrors. The Mirror Lab was not free to choose the focal ratios, so these mirrors were more conservative at f/1.5 – f/1.75.

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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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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 …

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Grinding telescope reflectors of 15-inch diameter and over makes it necessary to employ a motor-driven turntable. Small mirrors are generally ground and polished by rotating the tool, fastened to the turntable, and working the mirror blank by hand either in straight or in circular strokes over the tool. In this case the overhang of the mirror ...

Currently manufacturing a 16″ diameter 1″ thick plate glass f3.88 Newtonian telescope mirror. Doing this with my new fixed post grinding machine built this summer. Work is progressing well, and very efficient.

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(3) A homemade telescope mirror can be made with more accuracy and smoothness than the mass-produced, commercial mirrors available today. Unfortunately, the cost of mirror grinding kits and pyrex blanks has increased significantly in recent years to the point where any savings from making a mirror versus buying one are minimal at best.

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Currently manufacturing a 16″ diameter 1″ thick plate glass f3.88 Newtonian telescope mirror. Doing this with my new fixed post grinding machine built this summer. Work is progressing well, and very efficient.

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Mirror Grinding Machine Atm Optics And Diy Forum. Sep 29 2010 Mirror Grinding Machine posted in ATM Optics and DIY Forum I have some interest in building a grinding machine for possible up to an 18 mirror but something that will also do a 6 or 8 mirror I have plans for the Mir O Matic but would like to do something a bit more modern I have some ideas about using 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.

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CNC telescope mirror grinder. – CNCzone.com-The Largest … Rough and fine grinding the mirror is about half the work. Polishing is the other half. … build a machine, but plan in some kind of randomizer.

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I finally decided it was time to build a machine to help me grind the edges of the blanks true and round. This is my home-built edge grinding machine for grinding down my home-cast mirror blanks. Click to see the whole project. This is a 12.5 inch diameter, 1.5 inch thick, light-weight honeycomb-back telescope mirror blank that I made myself.

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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.

Nov 01, 2011· Hi AllWeve been having some idle discussions about grinding mirrors here. In particular, weve been discussing building a fixed post mirror grinding turntable for cutting mirrors up to about a 24inch diameter to spherical. Its only a pipe dream at the moment, but has anyone had experience building...

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