Any Machinists Out There?
Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:14 PM
This is what I have:
I am very comfortable with the first set of numbers:
Number of Teeth: 38 mm
Root Diameter: 93 mm
Outside Diameter: 100 mm
Width: 22 mm
Pitch is tough to measure but I believe it is 6 mm
Here are pictures of the gear I need:
The hub is steel but the gear itself is bronze that is pressed on.
And for reference here is the drive worm gear:
I am happy to pay whoever ends up making this gear for me, either in cash or wine (assuming I can ship it to you.)
Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:22 PM
By the way, it looks like the engagement might be a little shallow. Does it need adjustment?
Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:06 PM
Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:15 PM
There is no adjustment available except an adjustable race on the tapered worm gear bearing which pushes it tight against a thrust bearing that is not pictured. I am guessing that this not being adjusted contributed to the problem as evidenced by the wear across the top of the driven gear teeth. If the worm gear was slack it probably climbed up under load.
The biggest factor for all of these problems, I believe, was the load out of this gearbox had some significant resistance due to two seized bearings and some mushrooming caused by the seized bearings. I have fixed all of the load issues and this gear is my final hurdle. I can now operate the corking functions by hand....but I don't want to!!!
Posted 26 January 2012 - 07:09 PM
If the engagement with the worm is to tight that might cause the binding and a bent worm shaft will too.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:31 PM
Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:38 AM
If you can't find someone locally, let me know and I'll give you his contact info so you can call him and talk to him and see if he's the guy for this job.
Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:01 PM
Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:43 PM
Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:28 PM
Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:13 AM
Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:06 PM
I wonder ,how did you come across a 1970's corker?
Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:50 PM
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