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    Help regarding internal gear

    So I soon realized that I bit off much more than I could handle with this internal gear thing, the level of expertise and understanding concepts are still a bit beyond me. However I still wanted to try so I did what I do best...I flew by the seat of my pants and tried "poking" out an internal...
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    Anyone familiar with Schroeder dog clutch

    Hi, Jim Schroeder adapted G Meeks threading dog clutch mechanism to fit his Grizzly 10x22 lathe and the plans are available in a machinist publication. It looks like a great modification. I would like to try to make this modification to my lathe which is similar but not exact. However I...
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    Help regarding internal gear

    Thanks for the helpful info and links. Although I'm thinking it will be near impossible to get good enough accuracy, I am still leaning to attempting to grind a single point cutter I can use for broaching. The gear is for an "Elmers #5 geared engine". It's a big project for my skill level...
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    Help regarding internal gear

    Maybe I should cut just one tooth in the cutter blank and use that as my single point cutter broach???
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    Help regarding internal gear

    So I've managed (with help from friends) to get a print out of the gear I want to make and now see that grinding a single point cutter accurately that small would be dang near impossible! It's a 0.5 module gear. I'm wanting to broach on my lathe, a brass internal 72 tooth gear. Do you...
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    Help regarding internal gear

    Thank you for the info and link, I will study and check it out. Much appreciated
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    Help regarding internal gear

    Hi I've done some research and forum searching but having difficulty finding needed info. I'm wanting to attempt to cut an internal gear on a small lathe using a slotting device attached on the carriage. I want to use a single point cutter bit. I can't seem to find Info regarding how to get...
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    some basic direction regarding boiler making

    If we had a boiler inspector that would be knowledgeable about model engine boilers I would be very very surprised and if that individual existed they would be at least 200 miles away....hence why I thought I would ask here, but I guess no luck here either.
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    some basic direction regarding boiler making

    Hello, I'm very new to wobbler engine and boiler making. Really I've only made one tiny one but find it great fun so far. I've started on another project and figured I better ask some questions to try to avoid some mistakes that could be hazardous. I'm wondering about basic boiler design...
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