Homemade Mirror Grinding Machine

Aug 19, 2019 - an old homemade desk - serve as the platform (free) ... I was thinking about hand grinding a mirror. I watched a YouTube video of John Dobson hand grinding a mirror. ... this is a glass grinding machine . Spouse: OK, Have fun with that, be sure you vacuum up the mess, and throw out all the sundry flotsam. Its going to take a huge vacuum

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  • Homemade Telescope Making - Google Search

    Homemade Telescope Making - Google Search

    (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

  • joy of mirror making fine grinding

    joy of mirror making fine grinding

    Joy of Mirror Making: Fine Grinding BBAstroDesigns. A fine grinding session is called a 'wet' and runs five to ten minutes long Start with a thoroughly washed mirror and tool, placing the mirror on the bottom Make sure the mirror's face is clean and dried Sprinkle some grit on the surface

  • Grinding a telescope mirror

    Grinding a telescope mirror

    Grinding a telescope mirror Products. As a leading global manufacturer of crushing, grinding and mining equipments, we offer advanced, reasonable solutions for any size-reduction requirements including, Grinding a telescope mirror, quarry, aggregate, and different kinds of minerals

  • Telescope Making Links - Designs and Techniques | STAR

    Telescope Making Links - Designs and Techniques | STAR

    Large Thin Mirror Making by Mel Bartels. Grinding Machines. Mirror-o-matic. Tom Waineo's Desktop Grinding/Polishing Machine. Ken Lilja's Grinding Machine. Grinding Machine. Figuring. Figuring a Paraboidal mirror by thermal predistortion. Optical Testing

  • Stellafane ATM:Mirror Making Myths

    Stellafane ATM:Mirror Making Myths

    A 6 or 8 mirror should take about 40 to 80 hours of effort. While this is a non-trivial amount of time, the mirror can be completed in a few months, and certainly within a year. Most people work one to three hours a day on their mirror about one or two times a week. Homemade Mirrors are

  • How I make Telescope Mirror Blanks

    How I make Telescope Mirror Blanks

    Now that I have several blanks made, it is time to grind and polish one into a telescope mirror and test it out. I can use one blank as the mirror and another as the grinding tool, and have a couple in reserve in case something goes horribly wrong during the grinding and polishing operations. I'll post an update once a mirror is completed

  • Stellafane ATM Main Page

    Stellafane ATM Main Page

    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

  • build a mirror grinding machine

    build a mirror grinding machine

    Mirror Grinding Machine - Cloudy Nights. 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 …get price

  • Explore how telescope mirrors are made

    Explore how telescope mirrors are made

    Jul 27, 2021 Making a telescope mirror. To start, a new mirror blank is “sanded” down to create a precise parabolic curve in a process called grinding. To do that, the blank is

  • NO.8 Plate - PRODUCTS - Top Metaltech

    NO.8 Plate - PRODUCTS - Top Metaltech

    NO.8 Sheet Pyramid uses the high-performance 40-axis homemade mirror grinding machine which generates high quality mirror sheets with 1.5 meters per minute. The production is fully automated with high quality and high stability. NO.8 Thicker Plate( Thicker Gauge) Pyramid has a thicker gauge mirror grinding machine which can make thicker and wider dimensions mirror panels to meet the

  • Homemade polishing machines

    Homemade polishing machines

    Homemade polishing machines Products. As a leading global manufacturer of crushing, grinding and mining equipments, we offer advanced, reasonable solutions for any size-reduction requirements including, Homemade polishing machines, quarry, aggregate, and different kinds of minerals

  • telescope grinding machine

    telescope grinding machine

    Nov 06, 2020 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 Fig.3, Page 163, Amateur Telescope Making Book 1. A bowl which rotated was fitted to the spindle. I also built another machine of the same type

  • tut44 Making A Mirror Grinding Tool

    tut44 Making A Mirror Grinding Tool

    The image below was taken using my first homemade 6” mirror. Even though this was my first mirror, its optical quality is two to three times better than the average mirror found in an imported telescope ... After fine grinding is complete, the mirror must be polished. It is

  • Top Metaltech

    Top Metaltech

    Commonly used in many kitchenware equipment or building decorative purposes. Pyramid uses the high-performance 40-axis homemade mirror grinding machine which generates high quality mirror sheets with 1.5 meters per minute. The production is fully automated with high quality and high stability

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