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Advanced Telescope Making Techniques: Volume 2. Mechanical. Featuring Selected Articles from the Maksutov Circulars



Mackintosh, Allan et al. 'Advanced Telescope Making Techniques: Volume 2. Mechanical. Featuring Selected Articles from the Maksutov Circulars', publihsed in 1986 in the United States by Willmann-Bell, Inc. in paperback, 320pp, ISBN 0943396123. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon
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About this book: Over a period of 21 years, Allan Mackintoch edited and distributed the Maksutov Circulars to Maksutov Club members. The club was originally organized to make a mass purchase of custom molded Maksutov corrector blanks, but it soon became apparent that a newsletter was needed to share information on optics and practical glass working to close tolerances. Ultimately, nearly 200 editions of the Circulars were distributed to members.

From this mass of material two 300+ page books have emerged:
1. Advanced Telescope Making Techniques Volume 1 Optics
2. Advanced Telescope Making Techniques Volume 2 Mechanical

Chapters:
1. Grinding Tools
Cement and Tile Tools by J. E. Lawrence
Cutting Spherical Metal Tools in the Lathe by E. L. Mason
A Tile Tool for Deep Curves by M. Gerson
Another Method for Making Tile Tools by G. Nankivell
Wrinkles for Tile Tools by J. Sattler
16" Convex Tile Tool, Montaclair Telescope Club, G. K. Hawkins
Lead Tools, G. Konstanzer
More About Machining Metal Tools by A. S. Leonard
Turning Accurate Metal Tools with a Radius Bar by P. V. Jones
Generation of Spherical Surfaces on Metal Laps by William M. Browne
Hammered Iron Tools by R. Ulmes
Polishing Laps by M. Bloomfield
Nylon Net Polishing Laps by J. Snell
Making a Pitch Lap by A. Mackintosh
A Pitch Tester by A. Mackintosh

2. Curve Generators, Generating, Edging, Etc.
Curve Generating by B. Keller
Curve-Generating Short Radius Curves by E. G. Onions
Roughing Out a Maksutov Curve by R. G. Hoffman
A Drill-Press Curve Generator by J. P. Wikswo
Optical Glass Edging by P. V. Jones
Trepanning by E. E. Kern
More on Trepanning by K. D. Smith
Still More on Trepanning by M. C. Shaffer

3. Small Lens Work
Lens Grinding by T. Haas
Making Small Lenses by T. Haas
Lens Centering Jig by R. Burdick
Eyepiece Making by E. L. Mason
A Simple Tool for Measuring Eyepiece Focal Length by R. K. Dakin
A Binocular Telescope Eyepiece by R. K. Dakin
Cementing Glass by P. V. Jone

4. Accessories for Glass Working
An Adjustable Spherometer by A. Mackintosh
A Double Two-Balled-Footed Sphermoe by R. W. Tuthill
A Five-Ball Spherometer by J. R. Buckley
Measuring the Sagitta by E. C. Melville
A Spherometer for Small Lenses by E. L. Mason
Accuracy of Spherometer by W. M. Browne
Accurate Location of Three Balls by G. I. Walking
An Optical Lever Comparator by W. E. Brown

5. Grinding and Polishing Machines
An Inexpensive Machine by G. I. Walking
A Semi-Automatic Grinding and Polishing Machine by B. Knight
Zeiss Type Machine by A. Mackintosh
A Modified Draper Grinding and Polishing Machine by A. Mackintosh
A Vertical Spindle, Single Eccentric Grinding and Polishing Machine by W. I. Fillmore
Two Grinding and Polishing Machines by A. R. Fultz
An Oscillating Yoke Polishing Machine by G. Nankivell
A Modified Handle Alligator for Steep Curves by J. B. Buckley

6. Making and Testing Flats
Making and Testing a Plane Mirror by W. M. Browne
Figuring Optical Flats Against A Spherical Mirror by R. E. Cox
Testing Flats by G. E. Nankivell
Mercury Flats by V. A. Vis
Oil-Damped Mercury Flats by G. I. Walking
More About Liquid Flats by A. Mackintosh
Cold Cathode Monochromatic Extended Light Source Tester by W. I. Fillmore

7. Telescope Construction
Aligning Polar Axis (Photographic Method) by H. E. Kaiser
Eliminating Stray Light in Cassegrainan Telescopes by R. R. Willey
Fluid Flotation Systems by L. T. Johnson
On Designing a Telescope Drive by A. Mackintosh
Collimating a Large Telescope by A. Mackintosh
Making a Telescope Tube by J. R. Bruman
Making a Maksutov Telescope by D. Lucas
Fiberglass Applications for the Amateur by N. J. James
Fiberglass Telescope Tubes by C. G. Scarborough
Fiberglass Casting by A. Mackintosh
More on Fiberglass Castings by D. Ortwein
A Springfield-Mounted Portable Refractor by J. R. Bruman

8. Telescope Accessories
Barlow Lenses, Photographic and Visual Considerations in Use by P. H. Morgan
The Barlow Lense: What it is and How to Use it by R. K. Dakin
A Field Extender (Reverse Barlow) by R. K. Dakin
A Focusing Device for Astrophotography by J. Royston
A Focusing Mount by J. Royston
A Photoelectric Photometer by W. E. Brown
A Telescope Collimator by H. E. Kaiser
A Semi-Automatic Guidance System by J. Royston
Automatic Guidance Systems by J. Royston
Making Setting Circle by A. Mackintosh
The use of Setting Circles by A. Mackintosh

9. Photography
Photography Exposure Limits by J. R. Bruman
Astrophotography by F. Veio

10. The Telescope Maker's Workshop
Anodizing for the Amateur Telescope Maker by M. V. King
Aluminium Finishing Experiences by G. Raynor
A Tool for Turning Small Diameters by A. Mackintosh
Generating Radii in the Lathe by N. D. Griswold
Home Foundry by J. McQuaid
Precision Hole Location in a Drill Press by T. F. Hass
On the Determination of Small Distances by T. F. Hass
Anti-Backlash Worm Wheels by A. Mackintosh
Multiple-Start Worms by A. Mackintosh
Making Measuring Standards by A. Mackintosh
An Adjustable Tailstock Center by A. Mackintosh
Cutting Accurate Templates in the Lathe by A. Mackintosh
A Tool for Undercutting Mica by A. Mackintosh
Testing Flatness of Unpolished Surfaces by C. Greco
Turning Large Diameter Work by W. M. Browne
Dividing in the Lathe, and a Small Dividing Head by A. Mackintosh

 

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