Gearbox Machining: Day 3

Hello Everyone,

The progress on the gearbox today was less dramatic, but work on the one side of the gearbox was completed. The whole assembly has now been flipped and machining can now commence on the other half of the gearbox.



Cleaning up the edge of the gearbox base with a slab mill.



One side of the gearbox now complete with bearing bores and mounting holes. The mounting holes were tapped by hand after removing the gearbox from the CNC.



Here’s a little sneak preview of the sprockets that will sit in this half of the gearbox. Wonder what will go in the other side ….



The finished half of the gearbox bolted down to another plate and ready for machining on the other side. More exciting work to come.

-Michael S.