The only place that I know of in the US for PP Thornton cutters is from Bob Derochers at email@example.com. Maybe someone else knows of another source.
I'll post some more pictures of my progress this weekend.
The 2000 series machine has performed great for what I've been doing. But it's mainly been just bushing work. I'm just now getting into clock construction by building the skeleton clock, so I'm using it more for milling now. But I do think the 5000 series may be more rigid. You can still...
Yes I'm using Sherline's CNC rotary table. Works great!
After I set the depth by cutting the first two teeth, I was able to cut the rest of the teeth to full depth in one pass.
I'll post more pictures as I go.
Thanks for your interest Paul.
For the rest of the wheels I can remove the aluminum spacer from the rotary table, turn an arbor and wheel on my lathe, then take the lathe chuck off the lathe with the arbor and wheel still chucked up and mount it to the rotary table. That's what I like about the Sherline equipment...
First time wheel cutting. It went great! This is the great wheel for W.R. Smith's Lyre Skeleton Clock. It has 120 teeth, .8 module PP Thornton cutter. Thank you Jerry Kieffer for your help!!!
Now on to the other wheels!
That is incredible George. Very nice work. I've been thinking of doing something similar only on a slightly smaller scale. I'm still trying to find the case I want to build and what to use for a movement. Thanks for sharing.