Archive for February, 2011

16 Feb, 2011

Cutting the Webster Gear – 48 tooth 32DP

Posted by: Raynerd In: Webster Engine

Finally, a gear has worked! I went around first with a slitting saw of smaller width than the cutter tip and to just a few thou short of the full cut. This removed a good bulk of the metal and as soon as I swapped over to the gear cutter, I could tell cutting the [...]

06 Feb, 2011

Cutting the Gear Cutter!

Posted by: Raynerd In: Webster Engine

I`ve made a start on the gears. I`m using John Stevensons informative article on spur gear cutting, using his calculations along with Ivan Laws book – Gears and Gear Cutting from the workshop practice series. I`ve made the buttons and holder hardened them. With this made I cut a piece of large silver steel to [...]


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