Gears and Gear Cutting for Home Machinists

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Fox Chapel Publishing, 2018 - Crafts & Hobbies - 136 pages
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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 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. It covers 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 constantly sought. With 12 insightful chapters on tooth forms and sizes, rack and pinion gears, bevel wheels, worm gears, and more, Gears & Gear Cutting for Home Machinists is thoughtfully illustrated with technical diagrams and photographs.

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Ivan Law is a very experienced and much-respected engineer who will be known to many readers for, particularly, his lucid and practical demonstrations and explanations over many years at the annual International Model Show.

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