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Making a worm drive – making the hob

After some deliberation, I decided that I would attempt to make my own worm gear and wheel for my electronic indexing device. While it’s possible to buy the gear and wheel from companies such as HPC, the low backlash type that I want commands a high price. Besides, it’s an interesting project in itself.

Some searching on the web got me the basic calculations for the sizes of gear and wheel, based on my desired ratio of 36:1. This ratio was Continue reading Making a worm drive – making the hob