Wheel Cutting Engine

digitalpan

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Oct 29, 2012
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Hi everyone

I recently inherited a wheel cutting engine which appears to be the same as illustrations Fig. 83 & 84 in J M Wild's book Wheel and Pinion Cutting in Horology.

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Wild describes this as appearing in the Horological Journal starting in February 1979. Can anyone help me with details of how the wheel blanks to be cut are supposed to be held? I suspect there may be a few parts missing! At the centre the is just a bronze (?) bush and a steel shaft with an internal 5/16 in BSF thread.

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If anyone has any details of these machines, particularly how to change the division plates (fortunately there is a set of them with the engine) it would be much appreciated.

Best wishes

Ian
 

motormaker

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Apr 5, 2010
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Ian,
See mine cutting gears at the link below. You are missing a bolt and flanges. Mine4 has a thread rod, flanges, and nut to hold wheel blanks.
Jim

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