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8" Mirror blanks and grinding kit Cloudy Nights

2) a mirror grinding kit with all the grits, polishing powders and pitch necessary for success...35 and if you want to make two mirrors i also have some plate glass tools for 25 each buyer pays actual shipping cost. i accept cash, checks, paypal.

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Telescope Mirror Kits

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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Mike's Mirror Making Musings Lockwood Custom Optics

1) Near the end of fine grinding, when using 9u or 5u, don't use too much ink for the sharpie for a thin line rather than a wide line produced by some permanent markers. The ink itself can affect the contact between the tool and mirror, so keep it to a minimum.

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How I built an edge grinder for telescope mirror blanks.

How I built an edge grinder for telescope mirror blanks. It was very quick and easy. I have been casting my own telescope mirror blanks for a few years now. ... None have been totally satisfactory. I eventually decided I needed to build a dedicated edge grinding machine. This is how I did it.

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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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Joy of Mirror Making: Polishing BBAstroDesigns

The Joy of Mirror Making Mel Bartels ... Here is a 25 inch mirror on top of the fine grinding tool with pads applied. And here is the result after 5 hrs of machine polishing starting from a 20 micron aluminum oxide grind. Note that the edge is not as reflective. Materials Needed.

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Building making homemade telescopes amateur Dobsonian byot ...

1)Build Your Own Telescope Kit This is designed for individuals who wish to construct an 8" Reflecting Telescope including grinding and polishing the main mirror. This kit includes everything needed to construct the telescope except basic hand tools.

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SkyBadger Mirror Grinding Machine

The mirror machine came to me as a result of astronomical horsetrading, swapping a large GEM mount and a 8" Newtonian OTA for the machine as it was and a start kit consisting of two 6" blanks and the grit, rouge and pitch to manufacture a mirror. The grinding machine had been built to the design of the mirroromatic design of Dennis Rech ...

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Stellafane ATM Main Page

Amateur Telescope Making Main Page. Russell Porter Grinding a Mirror ... you can grind and figure a fine mirror with a surface accurate to a few millionths of an inch! Telescope Formulas and Design Comparator This page has formulas for many telescope and mirror parameters. It will calculate parameters for two different telescope designs and ...

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MIRROR STARTER KITS NEWPORT GLASS

mirror starter kits The following are starter kits consisting of items listed elsewhere in this catalog. All the mirror blanks and grinding tools have a plano surface (flat surface) unless otherwise noted.

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tut44 Making A Mirror Grinding Tool

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 …

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Mirror grinding Telescope making

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. Or you can share the costs of a mirror kit with a friend and make a mirror each.

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Sources for Parts home made telescope | Building a Telescope

ASM sells mirror blanks, mirror grinding kits, educational mirror grinding kits, completed mirrors and secondaries, and even scopes. Their completed mirrors start at 10 inches, at a price of US.

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Complete Glass Grinder Kit | Delphi Glass

Get into the Grind Developed by Delphi experts, the Complete Glass Grinder Kit has everything you need to start grinding now! Features one of our most popular grinders plus all the accessories to keep your equipment in top notch condition.

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ATM's Resource List: I. Mirror Making Kits and Supplies

Jan 17, 2016· I. Mirror Making Kits and Supplies The following companies sell telescope making supplies, including mirror blanks, lens blanks, abrasives, polishing agents, and other helpful accessories. ... Wildomar, CA 92595, Tel: (909) 2459636 Mirror grinding kits. Free catalog. Sutton Scientifics, Inc Precision Optics Division, PO Box 310, 246 ...

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MirroroMatic mirror making machine ATM pages of ...

MirrorOMatic grinding machine. When I decided in 2009 after a tenyear 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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Large Homemade Telescope Making Project Google Sites

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. Yet, the larger the mirror you make the more money you can save when compared to buying a mirror …

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Fast Mirror Grinding Polishing The ATMs Workshop

Fast Mirror Grinding and Polishing Miscellaneous Tips and Techniques . John D ... There are numerous techniques that have been described over the years for grinding and polishing mirrors. Some of these techniques have been devised for the specific purpose of making the mirror grinding and polishing operations easier or faster. I have tried out ...

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NEWPORT GLASS WORKS, LTD. A FULL SERVICE FABRICATOR ...

newport glass works, ltd. 8610 central avenue, stanton, ca 90680 ... educational mirror kits catalog no fob stanton price; 4 1/4" plate educational kit: kited425a : : 4 1/4" pyrex educational kit: kited425b : : 4 1/4" pyrex educational kit: kited425c :

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Telescope Mirror Making Kits and Supplies Grind your own ...

provides telescope makers with the most complete telescope mirror making kits available anywhere on the web. When you buy a mirror kit from , you get TWO glass blanks one for your telescope mirror, and the other for your grinding tool no more hassle making a grinding tool from ceramic tiles.

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Telescope Mirror Blanks / ...

Please see the Buy Telescope Mirror Blanks page for low prices on plate glass mirror blanks. 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 plate glass telescope mirror grinding kits.

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Buy mirror blanks for telescope making Grind Your Own ...

For a complete mirror making KIT, with all abrasives, polishing compounds, pitch, and grinding tool included, please see our Buy Telescope Mirror Kits website for great prices on plate glass telescope mirror making kits.

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Mirror blank kit ATM, Optics and DIY Forum Cloudy Nights

Jun 23, 2014· I purchased my 8" mirror making kit from Newport Glass and it included a Pyrex blank, a plate glass tool, all the grits needed from silicon carbide 80 grit for rough grinding through cerium oxide for polishing and figuring.

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Woodware: Mirror Grinding Stand

One of the great joys of telescope making is grinding your own mirror. Now days it is easer to buy finished mirrors than grinding kits to make them. Still grinding your own mirror is a key skill that makes you a real telescope maker.

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AstroTel Mirror grinding machine Ray Hall Turbocharging

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 …

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Telescope Making Supplies

We provide a complete line of amateur telescope making (ATM) supplies including, Mirror kits, Pyrex, abrasives, pitch and polishing compounds. Sign Up for New Book Announcements and Special Offers : First Name ... Throughout the grinding and final lapping stages, the objective has been to reduce pits and scratches to the smallest possible size. ...

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8 Inch Telescope Mirror Kit

This kit includes your telescope mirror blank and all the abrasives, polish, and pitch needed to grind, figure and polish your telescope mirror. If you do not have the materials ready at home to build your own grinding tool we can also supply a grinding tool kit.

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Telescope Mirror Making Frontier Homepage Powered by Yahoo

Home> Mirror making. Telescope Mirror Making Contents: Introduction; What Kind of Tool Should I Use? ... 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. ... The 12" mirror grit kit I bought from contained ...

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Grinding with thin telescope mirror kits: Grind your own ...

Grinding with thin telescope mirror kits: Thin glass grinding differs slightly from "standard" mirror making practices. Keep these principals in mind when using your thin mirror kit and you'll be fine. ... There is a wealth of information on the net about the benefits of thin mirrors, and techniques for grinding thin mirror blanks. Here is one ...

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Mirror grinding machine construction log James Crombie

Mirror grinding machine construction log ... to grind one myself. I ordered an 8" kit from WillmanBell but it has sat on the shelf for ... Mirror seems to be almost finished, maybe an 1/8" of pits showing up with the laser pointer. ...

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AGI Products: Telescope Mirror Blanks

AGI also supplies Schott SUPREMAX 33 mirror blanks. SUPREMAX 33 is a borosilicate Pyrex equivalent, and is an excellent alternative for telescope mirror blanks. Our blanks have the following standard characteristics:

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Stellafane ATM: Grits, Polish Pitch

Mirror makers who use grinding machines tend to use fewer grits with bigger jumps in sizes; Starting Grit Size. ... polish and pitch necessary for a small mirror project. Be aware that buying small quantities of is often difficult and expensive, and the first time mirror maker usually does best to purchase a mirror making kit which includes the ...

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grinding kits mirror

Cleaning the mirror surface: first blow off the dust that can be blown off with a blown balloon, then use a good quality absorbent cotton to dip the alcohol and gently wipe the mirror. mirror grinding kit grind and polish telescope mirror at ... All our Mirror Kits contain a Pilkington Float Glass mirror blank and Grinding …

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