Clock Gear Cutter part 4
In his first three videos William Porter explained the theory involved in designing a cycloid clock gear cutter as well as showing us the tools he made that will be needed to make a final clock wheel cutter. In this video part 4 he takes us right into the set up process and then quickly machines the correct radius and flank profile for his clock gear cutter. Talking with William he explained that the actual fabricating of a clock wheel cutter from beginning to completion is much quicker and easier than it appears in the videos and once you have made a couple of them they can be machined, polished and heat treated within a couple of hours. Not bad at all considering the price of a new cutter when purchased.
Read more about this series on making a cycloid clock gear cutter at the Clock Repair Tips Forum and then click on ‘The Clockmakers Forum – Designing, Building and Parts Fabrication’ or see the links below to access them here. Also if you are in need of any clock repair or restoration work or clock parts fabrication you can visit William Porters website at Williams Website
If you enjoyed this video please go to Williams YouTube channel at Fabricating multi tooth cycloidal cutters for clocks, Part 4 “Forming the cutter profile” and give him a thumbs up and maybe post a comment and definitely Subscribe to his channel as he has been putting a new video up every few days and they are all very informative.
In case you missed the other videos here they are:
- Making Clock Gear Cutters part 1
- Making Clock Gear Cutters part 2
- Making Clock Wheel Cutters part 3
- Making Clock Pinion and Wheel Cutters Part 5
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