Wood Gear Clocks

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rocket2004
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Wood Gear Clocks

Post by rocket2004 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:52 am

Hello,

Can anyone tell me what size and type bit do I need to cut wood clock gears?

RR

Auarhau
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Re: Wood Gear Clocks

Post by Auarhau » Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:56 am

Size depends on the size of the gears you want to make. The radius of the inside corners you need to cut will determine how thick of a cutter you can use. Only you can answer how small those corner radius needs to be. But I am guessing a few bits in the 1-3mm range will get you far.

For a general cutter to cut wood cleanly I have good results with standard two flute straight bits, like you would use with a normal wood router (only smaller). Something like this for example: https://www.inventables.com/technologie ... t-end-mill I've never used that particular one, but I use some cheap ones like that from ebay as my everyday use 1/8 bits for wood. They cut cleanly with little to no fuss like the upcut end mills often leave. They also work great for hdpe. Choose the shortest end mills you can get away with using. The longer ones just cause more chatter.
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rocket2004
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Re: Wood Gear Clocks

Post by rocket2004 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:14 pm

Thank you so much....good advice....

RR

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