mirror grinding machine plans

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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MirroroMatic mirror making machine  ATM pages of
MirroroMatic mirror making machine ATM pages of

MirrorOMatic grinding machine 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

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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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Making a homemade mirror grinding machine  ATM Optics
Making a homemade mirror grinding machine ATM Optics

Mar 06 2006 · The larger one is for grinding and polishing mirrors and is also used at higher speeds to centrifugally cast resin mirrors an experiment I am playing with in my spare sic time The smaller mirror is used for power wrapping epoxy impregnated fiberglass around mandrels for making tubes and cylindrical components for open trusses

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

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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Mirror grinding machine construction log  James Crombie
Mirror grinding machine construction log James Crombie

suited to building a mirror grinder with The machine contained a large speed reducer 471 ratio a variable speed mechanism motor mount and tachometer the frame was too small to be able to fit the overarm drive in so I left it I started out copying all of the existing parts into my CAD program I then sort of filled in the blanks Cad drawings

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mirror grinding machine plans
mirror grinding machine plans

Mirror Grinding Machine20150814 telescope mirror grinding machine based on Dennis Rechs MoM 20Mirror Grinding Machine PlansBest Woodworking proj Address No 169 Scientific Avenue National HighTech Industrial Development Zone Zhengzhou

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A Construction Manual For Converting The Mirror oMatic
A Construction Manual For Converting The Mirror oMatic

The original Mirror oMatic had a turntable that doubled as a slurry drip pan Because of the increased effort of removing larger heavier mirrors on this new bigger machine I have added a stationary drip pan under the turntable This will allow wa shing the mirror in place and attaching a drain pipe to the pan

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Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors
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

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Fixed post mirror grinder advice  DIY Astronomer
Fixed post mirror grinder advice DIY Astronomer

Nov 01 2011 · Basically there are two types of grindingpolishing machine The ‘traditional’ type which involves the mirror rotating at a relatively slow speed a few rpm for a big mirror 1620 inches with the tool moving across the mirror from side to side at a higher

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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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Fixed post mirror grinder advice  DIY Astronomer
Fixed post mirror grinder advice DIY Astronomer

Nov 01 2011 · Basically there are two types of grindingpolishing machine The ‘traditional’ type which involves the mirror rotating at a relatively slow speed a few rpm for a big mirror 1620 inches with the tool moving across the mirror from side to side at a higher

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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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Making my own fixed post mirror grindingpolishing machine
Making my own fixed post mirror grindingpolishing machine

Oct 15 2012 · Page 1 of 2 Making my own fixed post mirror grindingpolishing machine posted in ATM Optics and DIY Forum Hey guys Im thinking of making my own fixed post mirror grindingpolishing 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

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mirror grinding machine plans
mirror grinding machine plans

Mirror Grinding Machine20150814 telescope mirror grinding machine based on Dennis Rechs MoM 20Mirror Grinding Machine PlansBest Woodworking proj Address No 169 Scientific Avenue National HighTech Industrial Development Zone Zhengzhou

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

A course diamond grinding drum is installed on the grinder It will be used to take off the rough edges and make blanks truly round Then a switch to a finer grinding drum will clean up the edge

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Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors
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

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MoM Free Preview
MoM Free Preview

MirroroMatic 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 34 inch plywood and has few close tolerances 4

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Amateur Telescope Making Main Page  Stellafane
Amateur Telescope Making Main Page Stellafane

Much is also unchanged mirror grinding techniques are very similar to those written up by Porter and Ingalls in the 20´s and 30´s Many amateur astronomers still choose to fabricate their own instruments for the pride of accomplishment the gaining of knowledge and the insurance of quality

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Joy of Mirror Making Introduction
Joy of Mirror Making Introduction

Stone tools go back 33 million years Pounding scraping knapping grinding combined with fire heat melting leads us today to grinding telescope mirrors from glass Making a telescope mirror is one of the most satisfying and sublime joys you will experience Its also arguably the most accurate surface made by man or machine

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MirroroMatic and fixed position tool grinding  ATM
MirroroMatic and fixed position tool grinding ATM

Oct 02 2005 · MirroroMatic and fixed position tool grinding posted in ATM Optics and DIY Forum I plan on using a MirroroMatic type grinding machine soon The fixed position technique Mark Cowan uses is one Iâ€m very interested in Mark has spoken about this to me and on this forum as recently as today in the thread “Grinding my 18 f6â€

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TELESCOPE MIRROR GRINDING Machine Design INFO PLANS
TELESCOPE MIRROR GRINDING Machine Design INFO PLANS

Design plans for a Power Grinder for Telescope Mirrors The machine automatically carries out the motions for grinding and polishing a 6 Telescope Mirror hand grinding These are not detailed HowTo Plans they do however cover all the details needed for designing your own custom machine Uses a 13 hp electric motor Wood frame construction

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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  Dr Debug
MirrorOMatic Dr Debug

Oct 17 2009 · Build a machine to grind the mirror AKA mirroromatic Buy some glass MirrorOMatic One of the coolest ideas I found on the Web was this thing called a MirrorOMatic Credit goes to Dennis Rech for making available the plans on the Internet on how to build it

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Large Homemade Telescope Making Project  Google
Large Homemade Telescope Making Project Google

This web page provides an overview of my large homemade telescope making project I read several telescope and mirror making books and visited many amateur telescope making or ATM websites to learn how to build a 145 inch homemade telescope of this size These sources of information provided many of the techniques I used to make the telescope

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mirror grinding machine plans  DBM Crusher
mirror grinding machine plans DBM Crusher

TELESCOPE MIRROR GRINDING Machine Design INFO PLANS Design plans for a Power Grinder for Telescope Mirrors The machine automatically carries out the motions for grinding and polishing a 6quot Telescope Mirror hand grinding These are not detailed HowTo Plans they do however cover all the details needed for designing your own custom machine

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Amateur Telescope Making Main Page  Stellafane
Amateur Telescope Making Main Page Stellafane

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 wonderful mechanism of our universe

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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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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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