• MirroroMatic mirror making machine

    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.

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  • Telescope Mirrors Blanks Secondaries Grinding Materials

    Telescope Mirrors, Blanks, Secondaries, Grinding Materials, Testers, Aluminising, Making Advice Information.

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  • Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine For Sale

    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 [1.1m] 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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  • 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 [1.1m] 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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  • Strasbaugh polishing and grinding machine | Astromart

    Strasbaugh polishing and grinding machine. You wont find very many of these around. Strasbaugh is the premier manufacture of machines used by the professionals. This machine is solid no plastic or wood. You can adjust the spindle and eccentric speed with a turn of a knob while running. It makes mirror grinding a pure joy.

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  • Telescope Mirror Kits

    Want to build your own telescope? Start with one of our telescope mirror kits. Each kit comes with a telescope mirror blank and all the abrasives (silicon carbide grits and white aluminum oxide powders), cerium oxide polish and pitch to grind and polish it to your specifications.

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  • Making my own fixed post mirror grindingpolishing machine

    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.

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  • Telescope Mirror Kits

    Want to build your own telescope? Start with one of our telescope mirror kits. Each kit comes with a telescope mirror blank and all the abrasives (silicon carbide grits and white aluminum oxide powders), cerium oxide polish and pitch to grind and polish it to your specifications.

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  • Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine For Sale

    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 [1.1m] 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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  • Telescope Mirrors

    Each optical surface is tested up to 29 times as it passes through its many processes of being turned from a blank piece of glass to a highly accurate figured mirror or lens. Below is our selection of Telescope Mirrors available to purchase and a brief description of each grades qualities.

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  • Buy Telescope Mirrors Official Website for JMI Telescopes

    Jims Mobile, Inc. (JMI Telescopes) is a world renowned manufacturer of astronomical telescopes and aftermarket accessories for the amateur and professional astronomer. We manufacture telescopes and accessories such as telescope wheels, carrying cases, guiding computers, focusers, motors and motor controls and much more.

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  • Mirror grinding

    There are many reasons for grinding your own mirror. Either you want a unusual size, or focal length, or to satisfy your curiosity, or to have the "pride of achievement" by fabricating something as precise as a telescope mirror.

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  • Telescope Making Supplies

    Throughout the grinding and final lapping stages, the objective has been to reduce pits and scratches to the smallest possible size. However, no amount of grinding can produce a surface smooth enough or sufficiently transparent to meet the needs of a first-class telescope objective. Different techniques are needed.

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  • Fixed post mirror grinder advice DIY Astronomer

    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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  • Mikes Telescope Workshop

    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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  • Buy mirror blanks for telescope making

    12 Inch Mirror Blanks, 3/4" Thick: $69 + S&H (16); Shipping prices are to the USA - not shipping outside the US, sorry Combined shipping is possible - Write For a complete mirror making KIT, with all abrasives, polishing compounds, pitch, and grinding tool included, please see our Buy Telescope Mirror Kits.

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  • Telescope Mirror Blanks Grind

    Please see the Buy Telescope Mirror Blanks page for low prices on plate glass mirror blanks. If youd like to buy a complete mirror grinding KIT, with all abrasives and grinding tool included, please see the Buy Telescope Mirror Kits. website for the lowest prices on plate glass telescope mirror grinding kits.

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  • SPAC Mirror Lab

    Welcome. Where the 19th Century Art of Mirror Making Meets the 21st Century. The Saint Petersburg Mirror Lab is a small band of dedicated mirror grinders and telescope makers living in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.

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  • Mirror grinding

    There are many reasons for grinding your own mirror. Either you want a unusual size, or focal length, or to satisfy your curiosity, or to have the "pride of achievement" by fabricating something as precise as a telescope mirror.

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  • Telescope Mirror Making Machine YouTube

    A sample --and quite simple-- video of Vitastras mirror making machine. This is a full-custom design first inspired on the polishing machines designed by Karl Zeiss, but then cross-inspired with.

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  • Joy of Mirror Making: Introduction

    Stone tools go back 3.3 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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  • Mirror Grinding Machine | Hackaday

    The true test of the amateur astronomer is building their own telescope. Grinding and polishing your own mirrors is a long, arduous process. Instead of lapping the blank by hand, Laurie Hall built.

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  • Fixed Post Mirror Grinding Table designed with 123D Design

    Rough Grinding a Quartz Telescope Mirror on the Fixed-Post Machine This video shows how to setup a mirror grinding machine for fixed-post grinding, also known as spin grinding or spinning. After setup, youll see how abrasiv. Rough Grinding a 20" Quartz Telescope Mirror on the Fixed-Post Machine See more.

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  • How to Make Your Own Telescope Mirror

    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.

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