Build A Mirror Grinding Machine

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. Most …

Making a homemade mirror grinding machine - ATM, Optics ...

06/03/2006· 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 …

tut44 Making A Mirror Grinding Tool - Asterism.org

Making A Mirror Grinding Tool By Allen Malsburry The average person would never think, “I can make my own telescope.” Most amateur astronomers believe, “I can buy a better telescope than I can build.” Neither is actually correct. For many decades now, amateur astronomers have been building their own telescopes. In the good old days, building your own telescope was the only way to get ...

Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine ...

19/08/2019· I've decided to build my own fixed-post glass grinding and polishing machine. 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. Things I have ...

Mirror Grinding Machine | Hackaday

26/09/2006· 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.

Jan van Gastel: Making a mirror-o-matic mirror making machine

After having made five mirrors by hand, I decided to build a mirror making machine. I did a google search and arrived soon on Dennis Rech's 'Mirror-O-Matic' pages. Just what I was looking for! Once I had seen a grinding machine, working at 380 Volts and weighting about 300 kilo's, but this one looked quite different: lightweight, very compact and working on normal household volts. I tried to ...

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. I started to look around and quickly found Dennis Rech's website about the M-o-M (Mirror – o – Matic) that he developed ...

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. I drilled a hole ...

Mirror Grinding - Diamond Curve Generating Machine - YouTube

21/09/2008· http://hubach.deviantart.com/This is my father's garage where he is currently working on his telescope hobby. The Diamond curve generating machine in this vi...

Build A Mirror Grinding Machine

Build A Mirror Grinding Machine. As a leading global manufacturer of crushing equipment, milling equipment,dressing equipment,drying equipment and briquette equipment etc. we offer advanced, rational solutions for any size-reduction requirements, including quarry, aggregate, grinding production and complete plant plan.

tut44 Making A Mirror Grinding Tool - Asterism.org

Making A Mirror Grinding Tool By Allen Malsburry The average person would never think, “I can make my own telescope.” Most amateur astronomers believe, “I can buy a better telescope than I can build.” Neither is actually correct. For many decades now, amateur astronomers have been building their own telescopes. In the good old days, building your own telescope was the only way to get ...

Build A Mirror Grinding Machine

Build A Mirror Grinding Machine. As a leading global manufacturer of crushing equipment, milling equipment,dressing equipment,drying equipment and briquette equipment etc. we offer advanced, rational solutions for any size-reduction requirements, including quarry, aggregate, grinding production and complete plant plan.

Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine - Page 2 ...

13/10/2019· Re: Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine. Update summary: Lots of work to get to this point. Things I need to probably change or fix: My gearing of the DC motor. I will need a slow speed for polishing (5 rpm), and faster speeds for hogging out and fine grinding (15- 30 rpm), so likely need to think about adding a gear reduction.

Making my own fixed post mirror grinding/polishing machine ...

15/10/2012· Page 1 of 2 - Making my own fixed post mirror grinding/polishing machine - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: Hey guys. Im thinking of making my own fixed post mirror grinding/polishing and curve generating machine. Ive got loads of questions regarding the design so Ill just start firing away Do I need an eccentric moving tool to be able to polish a mirror spherical?

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 I started out with wooden table and some bits cobbled out of our scrap bin at work, I didn't get to far ...

mirror grinding machines. - ATM, Optics and DIY Forum ...

03/10/2006· When I built my machine, I didn't 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. The eccentric that controls the side to side motion turns at 11 RPM. I can adjust the length of the stroke and the side to side motion as well as the ...

Jan van Gastel: Making a mirror-o-matic mirror making machine

After having made five mirrors by hand, I decided to build a mirror making machine. I did a google search and arrived soon on Dennis Rech's 'Mirror-O-Matic' pages. Just what I was looking for! Once I had seen a grinding machine, working at 380 Volts and weighting about 300 kilo's, but this one looked quite different: lightweight, very compact and working on normal household volts. I tried to ...

Mirror grinding machine - DIY Astronomer - Stargazers Lounge

05/10/2005· I'm building the one with the "upgrade" to accommodate up to a 20" mirror. :shock: I hope to finish it by the end of August and start grinding my own mirrors. Cross your fingers for me. 8) Cross your fingers for me.

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. I drilled a hole ...

Mirror Grinding - Diamond Curve Generating Machine - YouTube

21/09/2008· http://hubach.deviantart.com/This is my father's garage where he is currently working on his telescope hobby. The Diamond curve generating machine in this vi...

tut44 Making A Mirror Grinding Tool - Asterism.org

Making A Mirror Grinding Tool By Allen Malsburry The average person would never think, “I can make my own telescope.” Most amateur astronomers believe, “I can buy a better telescope than I can build.” Neither is actually correct. For many decades now, amateur astronomers have been building their own telescopes. In the good old days, building your own telescope was the only way to get ...

Build A Mirror Grinding Machine

Build A Mirror Grinding Machine. As a leading global manufacturer of crushing equipment, milling equipment,dressing equipment,drying equipment and briquette equipment etc. we offer advanced, rational solutions for any size-reduction requirements, including quarry, aggregate, grinding production and complete plant plan.

Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine - Page 2 ...

13/10/2019· Re: Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine. Update summary: Lots of work to get to this point. Things I need to probably change or fix: My gearing of the DC motor. I will need a slow speed for polishing (5 rpm), and faster speeds for hogging out and fine grinding (15- 30 rpm), so likely need to think about adding a gear reduction.

build a mirror grinding machine

build a mirror grinding machine - versevisservice.nl. build a mirror grinding machine. Mirror grindingscope 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 is cheaper it is softer and grinds faster needing ...

Jan van Gastel: Making a mirror-o-matic mirror making machine

After having made five mirrors by hand, I decided to build a mirror making machine. I did a google search and arrived soon on Dennis Rech's 'Mirror-O-Matic' pages. Just what I was looking for! Once I had seen a grinding machine, working at 380 Volts and weighting about 300 kilo's, but this one looked quite different: lightweight, very compact and working on normal household volts. I tried to ...

Mirror grinding machine - DIY Astronomer - Stargazers Lounge

05/10/2005· I'm building the one with the "upgrade" to accommodate up to a 20" mirror. :shock: I hope to finish it by the end of August and start grinding my own mirrors. Cross your fingers for me. 8) Cross your fingers for me.

Fixed post mirror grinder advice - DIY Astronomer ...

01/11/2011· 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 rpm depending on the size of the mirror and/or tool. This is the method that I use ...

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. A ship porthole will also do very nicely. You can use sandblasting abrasives, make your own polishing pitch. Or even silver the ...

Mirror Grinding - Diamond Curve Generating Machine - YouTube

21/09/2008· http://hubach.deviantart.com/This is my father's garage where he is currently working on his telescope hobby. The Diamond curve generating machine in this vi...

Build your own telescope part 1: The mirror – Thomas ...

The problem with thin mirrors is that they flex more easily during grinding and polishing, making it hard to achieve the required surface precision. They also need a more complex mirror cell (additional support points). Plop is a useful software to let you calculate the number of points needed based on the diameter and thickness of the glass:

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