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Wheel and Pinion Cutting in Horology A Historical and practical guide by J. Malcolm Wild FBHI
Many clock repairers carry out excellent work but avoid cutting their own wheels and pinions, fearing it is too complicated and involved. This book, written by an experienced clock and tool maker, dispels those fears and gives a step-by-step guide to an extremely satisfying aspect of horology.
This book is written for both the amateur and professional involved in the making and restoring of clocks, and for anyone who intends to start building up a workshop and requires a guide to the equipment and how to use it.
- the history of wheel cutting, pinions and pinion-cutting machines
- the theory of gearing explained with basic formulae
- step-by-step instruction on how to cut wheels and pinions
- various methods of making cutters
- detailed sections on crossing out wheels and mounting to arbors
- instruction on finishing and replacing worn pivots
- cutting watch wheels and pinions on the instrument lathe
- specific advice for making components of longcase, carriage and other specialist clocks
Illustrated with over 500 line drawings and photographs.
Code No. 011169, 253 pages, ISBN 1861262450, $99.00
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