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Carld
02-03-2012, 09:31 AM
What is the name of the book and author on gears and gear cutting that everyone says is the best one out there? It's alleged to be the holy bible of gears.

JCHannum
02-03-2012, 09:40 AM
The Ivan Law book might not be the Bible, but it explains gears and gear cutting for the HSM in basic terms.

http://www.amazon.com/Gears-Gear-Cutting-Workshop-Practice/dp/0852429118

There are undoubtably other books available that delve much deeper into the subject, but the Law book is probably the best starting place.

Thomas Mitchell
02-03-2012, 09:45 AM
Carld, I don't know if this is the "bible of gears", but I have the 'Gears and Gear Cutting' by Ivan Law which is the #17 of the Workshop Practice Series. This is a very good book and has lots of info.

Tom

justanengineer
02-03-2012, 10:38 AM
^^^ What they said. If you find a better one, let me know.

Dr Stan
02-03-2012, 10:40 AM
Google the "Machinery Repairman 2 and 3" published by the US Navy as it has an excellent section on gears & gear racks. BTW its available as a PDF so you can get it for free and print only the sections you need.

Bob Farr
02-03-2012, 12:54 PM
I have the Ivan Law book (very nice), but also found the Fellows Gear Shaper Co. involute gear treatise helpful too:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fellows-Inovlute-Gear-simply-explained-Manual-1941-/170583942660?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b7986604

Fellows also has a treatise on internal gears. This one is a bit pricy, but there are other copies for less:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fellows-Internal-Gear-Design-Application-Manual-/170524402218?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b40be22a

Good luck,

Bob

Zahnrad Kopf
02-03-2012, 01:28 PM
Practical Gear Design, Darle Dudley.

You asked for the bible... That's mine.

Carld
02-03-2012, 05:03 PM
Yes, Ivan Law is the one I was thinking about. I had a book I like but Ron wanted one and I couldn't remember what it was.

Thanks everyone.

Oh, I figured out what I was doing wrong on the Logan screw gear :o more on that later.

Gary Gill
02-03-2012, 05:29 PM
Google the "Machinery Repairman 2 and 3" published by the US Navy as it has an excellent section on gears & gear racks. BTW its available as a PDF so you can get it for free and print only the sections you need.

Thanks for this title.

Dr Stan
02-03-2012, 06:14 PM
Thanks for this title.

You're welcome. BTW, it was our "textbook" when studying for the MR3 and MR2 tests when I was in the Navy.

strokersix
02-03-2012, 06:51 PM
The two I use are Dudley and Ivan Law, both mentioned above.

John Stevenson
02-03-2012, 06:58 PM
Where the Law book scores is that gear cutting is based on hundreds of mathematical formulae, many to do with the shape and production of the hob or cutter.

This is something we on the using end have no control over and Ivan glosses over this in an attempt to keep it as simple as possible.

If you want to get serious into gears then the range of books by Earle Buckingham had go to be some of the most diverse, however none of his books are bedtime reading :D

EddyCurr
02-03-2012, 07:08 PM
FWIW, I found that UK vendor "The Book Depository" (http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/search?searchTerm=workshop+practice&searchSortBy=popularity) had a thorough
selection of new copies of the 'Workshop Practice Series' of books on
hand at favourable pricing and they offer free shipping to North America
and other world destinations.

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Evan
02-03-2012, 07:36 PM
Busy Bee Tools carries most of the series.

EddyCurr
02-03-2012, 07:52 PM
Busy Bee Tools carries most of the series.At more than double the price charged by TBD.

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tlfamm
02-04-2012, 03:05 PM
FWIW, I found that UK vendor "The Book Depository" (http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/search?searchTerm=workshop+practice&searchSortBy=popularity) had a thorough
selection of new copies of the 'Workshop Practice Series' of books on
hand at favourable pricing and they offer free shipping to North America
and other world destinations.

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And they get it to the (Eastern) US in record time: 5 to 7 days if I recall correctly. I've ordered three or four times from them; delivery has always been fast.