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Resources on Gear Cutting Machines

  1. Feb 4, 2016 #1
    I'm interested in learning about how original gear cutters were made, such as Polhem's manually operated gear-cutting machine or Whitworth's design. So far, I have only been able to find very brief or vague description on how they worked. Any helpful resources that explain the mathematics and parts utilized to create such machines is much appreciated! I am working on a project that requires the skills to create my own tools. Thanks!
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  3. Feb 5, 2016 #2


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  4. Feb 9, 2016 #3
    Thanks for sharing! I had already stumbled upon a few of the sources you mentioned, but I didn't realize there was libraries of old articles and drawings of some of these machines. I definitely have a lot to sift through. Thanks again!
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