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  • Mike s Telescope Workshopmdpub

    Mike s Telescope Workshopmdpub

    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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  • Telescope-Making-Supplies-vcsmScientific Mirrors

    Telescope-Making-Supplies-vcsmScientific Mirrors

    Rough grinding powders for grinding mirrors to the required curve starting with flat (non diamond generated) mirror blank and grinding tool. Three grades of coarse grinding powders are listed below. The table advises the probable amount of each grade of powder needed to grind the mirror sizes listed.

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  • MAKE YOUR OWN TELESCOPE KITSSharp Vision Telescopes

    MAKE YOUR OWN TELESCOPE KITSSharp Vision Telescopes

    The standard kit includes all the finished optical components needed to build a Newtonian reflecting telescope namely the primary concave mirror the secondary flat mirror two eyepieces of 25mm and 12.5mm focal lengths one Barlow lens that increase the power of any of the eyepieces from 1.5x to 4x times a 25mm diameter objective lens and

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  • Telescope Mirror Making

    Telescope Mirror Making

    For grinding the back of my 12" mirror I used an 8" disk of 3/4" particle board glued tiles to the front with epoxy and coated the back and sides with polyurethane. It worked great. I made my polishing tool for my 12" mirror out of three layers of 3/4" particle board glued together. I used a chisel and a belt sander to put a curve on the

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  • Dick Parker s Telescope Mirror Workshop Cassegrain

    Dick Parker s Telescope Mirror Workshop Cassegrain

    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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  • Telescope Mirrors Blanks Secondaries Grinding Materials

    Telescope Mirrors Blanks Secondaries Grinding Materials

    TELESCOPE MIRRORS BLANKS TOOLS TESTERS GRINDING MATERIALS POLISHING MATERIALS ALUMINISING MIRROR BOX RONCHI LASER FOUCAULT " " 4AUD 500 " " 6AUD 1000 " " 8AUD 1600 " " 8AUD Cerium Oxide " 8AUD Lap resin kit " 15AUD SECONDARY/DIAGONAL MIRRORS Secondary Mirrors available in all sizes from 15mm to 215mm.

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  • Mirror-o-Matic mirror making machineATM pages of

    Mirror-o-Matic mirror making machineATM 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

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  • Buy mirror blanks for telescope makingGrind Your Own

    Buy mirror blanks for telescope makingGrind Your Own

    12 Inch Mirror Blanks 3/4" Thick 69 S H (16) Shipping prices are to the USAnot shipping outside the US sorry Combined shipping is possibleWrite 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 Making

    Telescope Mirror Making

    For grinding the back of my 12" mirror I used an 8" disk of 3/4" particle board glued tiles to the front with epoxy and coated the back and sides with polyurethane. It worked great. I made my polishing tool for my 12" mirror out of three layers of 3/4" particle board glued together. I used a chisel and a belt sander to put a curve on the

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  • Telescope Making Kit HOME BUILT TELESCOPE Book How to

    Telescope Making Kit HOME BUILT TELESCOPE Book How to

    Astronomical Telescope Mirrors KIT 1/12 Wave are polished and figured to yield high level performance. Each mirror is aluminized with reflectivity of 93 and hard over coated with protective over coat ready for placement in the telescope tube. GSO parabolic mirror set size of 4.5" and 6" are made from BK7 quality optical glass.

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  • Got Grit

    Got Grit

    I started doing this because of the high cost of small quantities of Grit and Grit kits and found that many people felt the same way. I think we have a collection of Mirror Making supplies unlike any other website. Grinding Kits (7) Polishing Pads (2) Plate Glass (3) Pyrex Blanks Bulk Grit (12) What s New SIC #320 5 LB 34.85USD.

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  • Amateur Astronomy and DIY TelescopesStellafane DIY

    Amateur Astronomy and DIY TelescopesStellafane DIY

    Aug 16 2010 · In 1920 fifteen men and one woman showed up for the first telescope-mirror grinding class offered by Russell Porter. That s still roughly the male/ ratio

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  • Telescope Mirror Making

    Telescope Mirror Making

    For grinding the back of my 12" mirror I used an 8" disk of 3/4" particle board glued tiles to the front with epoxy and coated the back and sides with polyurethane. It worked great. I made my polishing tool for my 12" mirror out of three layers of 3/4" particle board glued together. I used a chisel and a belt sander to put a curve on the

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  • Mike s Telescope Workshopmdpub

    Mike s Telescope Workshopmdpub

    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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  • Joy of Mirror Making Fine GrindingBBAstroDesigns

    Joy of Mirror Making Fine GrindingBBAstroDesigns

    For large thin mirrors say 12 inches 30cm or greater and 1.5 inches 4cm or thinner the mirror back must be ground flat or at least regular in shape before beginning fine grinding the mirror s face. Cast a tool specifically for the mirror s back and grind with 220 grit inspecting for low unground spots. Grind

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  • mirror grinding kit grind and polish telescope mirror at

    mirror grinding kit grind and polish telescope mirror at

    All our Mirror Kits contain a Pilkington Float Glass mirror blank and Grinding Tool. These arefinished with fine ground edges. 180 grade first stage ginding powder. 400 grade ginding powder. 303 grade smoothing powder. Top quality Cerium Oxide Polishing powder.

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  • Amazon telescope mirrors

    Amazon telescope mirrors

    5PCS Magnetic Telescoping Pickup Tool with 10lb/8lb/1.5lb Pick-Up Rod Grabber Tool with LED Light 360 Swivel Round/Square Inspection Mirror Telescoping Handle

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  • How I make Telescope Mirror Blanks

    How I make Telescope Mirror Blanks

    Here is a stack of my home-made 8 and 10 inch mirror blanks. The second from the bottom is the one above. I can use the thinner blank below it as the grinding tool. UPDATE I have started rough grinding one of my home-made 10in glass blanks. Here is an action shot of me pushin glass. I am aiming for an f/5 mirror.

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  • Is there an easy and safe way to trim/grind the edge of a

    Is there an easy and safe way to trim/grind the edge of a

    I m trying to fit a pre-cut mirror glass (rescued from a 5 Wal-Mart mirror) into the back of a shadow box. The mirror itself is not quite square so there is one corner and part of the adjacent edge which won t quite fit into box (about 0.5 mm overlap). If this was wood or plastic I d grab some sandpaper and bring the edge down to fit.

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  • Optical Testing of Parabolic Mirrors 9 Steps (with

    Optical Testing of Parabolic Mirrors 9 Steps (with

    A mirror mount is needed to hold the mirror during testing. If the mirror is a thin mirror (i.e. the thickness is much less than 1/8th its diameter) then the mount must hold the mirror without deforming it. The weight of the glass can deform a thin mirror. In my case I was making a full-thickness mirror which is a mirror whose thickness is 1/8th the diameter or more so mirror deformation

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  • Joy of Mirror Making Fine GrindingBBAstroDesigns

    Joy of Mirror Making Fine GrindingBBAstroDesigns

    For large thin mirrors say 12 inches 30cm or greater and 1.5 inches 4cm or thinner the mirror back must be ground flat or at least regular in shape before beginning fine grinding the mirror s face. Cast a tool specifically for the mirror s back and grind with 220 grit inspecting for low unground spots. Grind

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  • Grinding a 25-Inch F3 Telescope Mirror Thinning and

    Grinding a 25-Inch F3 Telescope Mirror Thinning and

    Gordon started with a 2" thick telescope mirror that weighed about 70 pounds. By thinning the blank he s lightened the mirror by about 20 pounds This vid

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  • Mirror sandingYouTube

    Mirror sandingYouTube

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    Jun 15 2014 · Cutting and sanding a mirror edge

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  • Joy of Mirror Making Rough GrindingBBAstroDesigns

    Joy of Mirror Making Rough GrindingBBAstroDesigns

    Rough Grinding The first milestone is putting a curve into the mirror face. The curve s depth dictates the mirror s focal length. The curve should be spherical. Creating the curve can be done by several methods The curve is ground into the mirror face using a grinding tool. The curve is pre-generated for you.

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  • Dick Parker s Telescope Mirror Workshop Supplies Checklist

    Dick Parker s Telescope Mirror Workshop Supplies Checklist

    Mirror Kits. Complete mirror making kits may be purchased from Newport Glass or Willmann-Bell. A bit more expensive but the mirror blank tool abrasives pitch and cerium oxide are packaged. Please see the table of mirror kits for pricing information.

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  • Amazon telescope mirrors

    Amazon telescope mirrors

    5PCS Magnetic Telescoping Pickup Tool with 10lb/8lb/1.5lb Pick-Up Rod Grabber Tool with LED Light 360 Swivel Round/Square Inspection Mirror Telescoping Handle

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  • Dick Parker s Telescope Mirror Workshop Supplies Checklist

    Dick Parker s Telescope Mirror Workshop Supplies Checklist

    Mirror Kits. Complete mirror making kits may be purchased from Newport Glass or Willmann-Bell. A bit more expensive but the mirror blank tool abrasives pitch and cerium oxide are packaged. Please see the table of mirror kits for pricing information.

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  • Buy Telescope MirrorsJim s Mobile

    Buy Telescope MirrorsJim s Mobile

    Jim s 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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  • Telescope Mirror Blanks / TelescopeMirrorBlanks

    Telescope Mirror Blanks / TelescopeMirrorBlanks

    If you d 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

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  • Telescope making and Maintenance

    Telescope making and Maintenance

    Mirror grinding kits from Newport (includes glass for primary mirror completed secondary mirror polishing compounds AND coating of the primary mirror when it is completed). 4.5-inch 67 to 73 6-inch 100 to 120 8-inch 150 to 170 10-inch 300 to 320

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  • Buy mirror blanks for telescope makingGrind Your Own

    Buy mirror blanks for telescope makingGrind Your Own

    12 Inch Mirror Blanks 3/4" Thick 69 S H (16) Shipping prices are to the USAnot shipping outside the US sorry Combined shipping is possibleWrite 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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  • Joy of Mirror Making Rough GrindingBBAstroDesigns

    Joy of Mirror Making Rough GrindingBBAstroDesigns

    Rough Grinding The first milestone is putting a curve into the mirror face. The curve s depth dictates the mirror s focal length. The curve should be spherical. Creating the curve can be done by several methods The curve is ground into the mirror face using a grinding tool. The curve is pre-generated for you.

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  • Mirror grindingscope making

    Mirror grindingscope making

    "In the old days" it was usual that a mirror kit is delivered with 2 glass blanks. One as the mirror and the other as the tool. If you have such a kit save the second glass and make a tile tool. Tile tools grind faster and you can make 2 mirrors instead of one.

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  • 8 Inch Telescope Mirror KitFirsthand Discovery

    8 Inch Telescope Mirror KitFirsthand Discovery

    Save money and time by purchasing a telescope mirror kit. This kit includes an 8 inch telescope mirror blank all the silicon carbide grits white aluminum oxide powders gugolz pitch and cerium oxide polish you will need to grind and polish an 8 inch telescope mirror all bundled in one spot. This will get you on a great start to building your own telescope.

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  • Amateur Astronomy and DIY TelescopesStellafane DIY

    Amateur Astronomy and DIY TelescopesStellafane DIY

    Aug 16 2010 · In 1920 fifteen men and one woman showed up for the first telescope-mirror grinding class offered by Russell Porter. That s still roughly the male/ ratio

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