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    Woodworking for engineers

    Post by Basilisk120 on Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:32 pm

    I came across this site the other day: http://woodgears.ca/

    Seems like a useful site for woodworking tips and tricks and a wooden gear temple generator. Someday I will put that to use on a crossbow Very Happy He also has lots of neat projects and plans listed.

    As someone who hasn't done a lot of woodworking projects it was a good look at how to do some things and some tips to get the most out of my tools

    Though I would share the love



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    Re: Woodworking for engineers

    Post by Ivo on Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:36 am

    That is one of my favorite websites.

    The gear template just gives you a general idea...he has a much more powerful software for calculating gears...this could be an invaluable thing to have while building a cranequin.



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    Re: Woodworking for engineers

    Post by Lightly on Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:33 am

    Thanks, Basilisk! I managed to lose a few hours jumping around that site, it was really interesting...made me even more impatient to get my home shop up and running..

    Some day.

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    Re: Woodworking for engineers

    Post by Basilisk120 on Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:58 pm

    Glad you liked it. I think I have the same time frame for getting my shop up and running. The infamous someday Razz



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    Re: Woodworking for engineers

    Post by jake-owa on Sun May 15, 2011 12:45 pm

    Awesome! I wish that guy was my neighbor!

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    Re: Woodworking for engineers

    Post by mac on Mon May 16, 2011 7:16 am

    The gear program is pretty cool. Sadly, it doesn't do the correct tooth shape for historical cranequins.

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    Re: Woodworking for engineers

    Post by Ivo on Mon May 16, 2011 10:39 pm

    That can actually be taken as a suggestion and forwarded to Mathias(Mathias Wendel - the guy in the video).

    All we will need is to identify the shape of the gear tooth and see if he can make it a part of the program(or if it already is), so that this software is also be of use to our community...great possibility he might be interested. So if you supply an example I'll be glad to write to him about it.

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    Re: Woodworking for engineers

    Post by mac on Tue May 17, 2011 6:45 am

    Ivo,

    I'm pretty sure that sort of gearing that cranequins used is cycloidal. This is the type of gearing which is used in clocks and watches. If Mathias were to include cycloidal gearing in his program, it would be of the greatest interest to experimental horologists and historical clock enthusiasts. If my memory serves me, the pin wheel gearing, which his program does model, can be thought of as a special case of cycloidal gearing.

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    Re: Woodworking for engineers

    Post by 8fingers on Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:09 pm

    I found this video on youtube and realized that building a plane and building a crossbow in the split body style have much in common. Also, if we are building crossbows, who has enough planes?
    http://www.youtube.com/user/HighlandWoodworking#p/u/31/xagP9KzH6YU

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    Re: Woodworking for engineers

    Post by Michael on Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:30 pm

    Ivo: Very educational yes in deed Thank You sir.

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