This practical, hands-on guide will assist anyone who wants to cut gears inexpensively on a lathe or milling machine.
- Learn the fundamentals needed to design your own gears and gear trains
- Understand the complexity of gears and how to machine them, in a very clearly presented and easy to understand way
- Plain and simple, non-technical language, with the mathematics kept to the simplest form
- Information on tooth forms & sizes, rack & pinion gears, bevel wheels, making gear cutters, and more
- Well-illustrated with concise technical diagrams and photos
Gears in one form or another are a part of most mechanisms, but they are by no means as simple as they appear!
Gears & Gear Cutting for Home Machinists is a practical, hands-on guide for anyone who wants to cut gears inexpensively on a lathe or milling machine. This insightful book teaches the fundamentals needed to design gears and gear trains using plain, simple, non-technical language that keeps the level of mathematics down to its simplest form.
The 12 comprehensive chapters cover all the questions raised by enthusiasts who have watched the author, Ivan Law, demonstrate gear-cutting techniques at exhibitions throughout Britain, where his advice on engineering matters is consistently sought.
Packed with information on tooth forms and sizes, rack and pinion gears, bevel wheels, worm gears, making gear cutters, and more, Gears & Gear Cutting for Home Machinists is thoughtfully illustrated with concise technical diagrams and photographs.