Gearing Up

JNCarr

Joe
User
Several members have asked for some details on making and driving gears. While I profess to be no expert, I've made my fair share of gears and motor systems.
So this is an open solicitation on doing one or more in-shop demonstration(s) of making and using gears.
Here's what I was thinking of covering:
1 - what is a gear and how is it defined - how does one design a gear?
2 - how to cut a gear - both CNC and "manual" (the latter is easier than you might think).
3 - how to calculate gear trains
4 - ideas for shafts, bearings, etc.
5 - ideas for motor drives - after all, gears are meant to be driven!
6 - I am open to other requests - just let me know.

I have a smallish shop, so can accommodate around 5 other people (maybe that's 4 more than needed!!!).
My shop is in Durham and was thinking a session between T-day and Christmas.
If you are interested, reply here.
 

Michael Mathews

Michael
Corporate Member
Yes, interested!
Joe, maybe you and I need to get together beforehand and this might be a good opportunity to have this in my shop?
 

Mrfixit71

Board of Directors, Treasurer
Rich
Staff member
Corporate Member
Count me in as very interested. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
 

JNCarr

Joe
User
All - Mike has graciously offered to host this at his shop since it is large enough to accommodate everyone. Thanks Mike!
We're looking at a Saturday 11th or Sunday 12th of December. Probably 2 - 2.5hrs long.
Will send out a notice with more details in a week or so.
 

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