Gears and Gear Cutting for Home Machinists

Gears and Gear Cutting for Home Machinists

By:  Law, Ivan

Product ID:  9173
$12.99 Paperback (Trade paperback (US))
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Fox Chapel Publishing

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5.7 X 8.3 in
136 pg



This practical, hands-on guide will assist anyone who wants to cut gears inexpensively on a lathe or milling machine. It teaches the fundamentals needed to design gears and gear trains using simple, non-technical language.


“Whether in the repair and maintenance of old machinery or working on scale models, the model engineer will eventually deal with gears and gear trains. Turning to the usual shop references often causes more confusion than enlightenment, with basic information hard to find among the numerous formulas and cryptic-looking charts. Long considered a must-have book for anyone contemplating projects involving gears, Gears and Gear Cutting for Home Machinists provides a clear and easy-to-follow guide for the hobbyist. Covering everything from the basics of gear identification and their operating principles to the actual cutting of the gears, the book presents its subjects in the context of the home machinist’s needs and resources. No machinist’s library is complete without this one!”George Bulliss, The Home Shop Machinist magazine

Author Biography

Ivan Law is a very experienced and much-respected engineer who will be known to many readers for, particularly, his lucid and practical demonstrations and explanations over many years at the annual International Model Show.