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hi my first time posting on this site..... im in the process of making the atlas gear cutting fixture from the prints floating around the internet..........its going pretty good so far ...but i keep looking at the print and im wondering why they chose a boston gear nb72 to have on the indexing end of this fixture ........the fixture has a .500 1/2-13 threaded end on the blank end and a .625 stub with 1/2-13 threaded portion on the indexing end ......is the 72 tooth gear relevant to making more gears with less teeth and smaller diameter ? if anyone knows this info please pass it on to me as there is no instructions with this once i get it done ..........tia.........eric
 

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The plans I have seen used Atlas change gears, maybe different plans? Anyway I suspect 72 was used because it would allow you to cut gears with
2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36 and 72 teeth. The design that I saw was adjustable and could accommodate smaller gears, maybe 72 was the largest gear that would not make the design unwieldy.

This calculator will give you all the factors of a given number which is also all the different number of teeth you can cut with a specific gear:

https://www.mathwarehouse.com/arithmetic/factorization-calculator.php
 

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this is suppose to fit the milling attachment for the lathe ......the whole fixture is only 8 9/32 long ...thanks for the info ! im just now getting into cutting gears /splines ...i have a bridgeport clone and 2 atlas lathes a 6" and a com 12" .....i figured this might come in handy some day ...its better to have a tool and not need it than need it and not have it ...lol thanks for the reply...........eric...
 

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oh i forgot to say i dont have either milling attachments but have started to make my own for the 12" lathe ... i know the atlas is not very ridged in doing this kinda work but i figure lite cuts and it might get me out of a bind one day.................
 

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You can find this on the internet search Popular Mechanics Oct. 1954 page 223 theres a very nice indexer
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cool thanks ill check it out ............
 

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that is like what im making.......a little longer in the body of it and no collet feature ...but i might have a go at this one later on ..thanks again .......eric
 

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No Problem check for google book downloader then you can download the article and print it.
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ive been saving the issues to my favorites ..but i didnt know you could download them and print them ....thanks again ....looks like i just added more work to my shop lol thanks again
 

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That book downloader is good for Mac not windows but I'm sure there is something in the windows world thats equal.
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thanks for the heads up on that ...im on windows ....ill look and see what i can find .......i just found a goober in this print so i am trying to figure how i am gonna fix a hole i drilled in it ...probably just weld it up and redrill...in the print it has 4 equally spaced holes at .1875 from the edge both in x and y .it says to drill a 17/64 clearance hole all way threw and 82* countersink for 1/4-20 flat head screw ....by the time i countersink there will be no edge left in the flat.......so im contemplating using 8/32 screws ...i am using digital read out and the edge located on the vice ..... .....lol
 

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Eric,
Make your self a pin for the hole silver solder in place and after clean up redial the proper size.
Good luck
if you need the article I can send you a copy but I can't post it here send me an email address and I'll send you 2 of them one from popular mechanics and the other from Atlas.
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dgehricke yes i would like the copies of the prints ....and your idea is what im gonna do ,,,,my email is hyme64@yahoo.com ...thanks again ......eric
 

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i have alot of the old books and prints on accessories for lathes and mills and try to build them from time to time ....but i run my own fabrication business 6 days a week ...its a one man show so time is limited most of the time ........the last thing i made was the offset center for the tailstock for turning tapers ...i still need to make a new dead center piece for it with a longer nose because there is not enough room to clear the fixture with the tool to work on the end of the shaft ...........lol so i was gonna make one out of o1 tool steel with a long nose on it to fix the problem ...........when i need it is when ill get around to making it ...............eric......
 

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Eric,
I made that same tool I'm to lazy to move the tail stock I got the drawings and info from Popular Mechanics who da thought ?
I'm retired and getting older with each passing day I work on something in my shop every day.
Later
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