Thanks! I think you can get planetary gears out of F360 but the gear extension uses standard gearing types and won't let you create big teeth like this. At least, I haven't been able to bend it to my will. yet.I love that! I have wanted to cut internal gears like that for some time now but Fusion 360 doesn't have a wizard like it does for external gearing. How did you draw or lay out the teeth?
you're welcome. I didn't really describe how I designed the actual gears in the blog.Thanks for the info, Phil. I missed the link in your OP the first time around but saw it tonight and read your description (well written!).
Had to look up that router hoping it was a CNC type because cutting those by hand, while I know is possible, is something I wouldn't consider in this lifetime. Way cool project. Thanks for sharing Phil.Kind of a fun project. See the pictures. Cut on a small desktop extruded AL router. Read about it in more detail here.
No kiddin'! I was thinking through cutting them by hand. Probably the first 5 or 6 wouldn't be so bad but it would be ugly after 42. I'd probably change the shape of the gears to triangular to make it easier to cut. Thank god for my mindless little slave CBeam machine. Well, actually don't thank god because Mr CBeam is getting benched.
Had to look up that router hoping it was a CNC type because cutting those by hand, while I know is possible, is something I wouldn't consider in this lifetime. Way cool project. Thanks for sharing Phil.
So what's coming to the shop to replace it? Start a new thread if you're doing a build. Lots of photos, please! :grin:...Mr CBeam is getting benched.
Not sure yet. I just know Mr CBeam is a little too small and I want a real spindle, not a router. Probably an Avid Pro4824 (because of space, I really want a Pro4848 but don't think it will fit). Won't buy the PnP Electronics and Spindle packages as I'm pretty capable in that area. Figure about $5K to $6K all in. About 10X what I paid for my CBeam. Not sure about the controller yet.So what's coming to the shop to replace it? Start a new thread if you're doing a build. Lots of photos, please! :grin:
I think it was FM gears I played with. If you figure out how to make it (or any other app) do "big" teeth, let me know. I'd love not to have to design my gears up from scratch.It's been a year or more since I looked for a way to cut internal or planetary gears in Fusion 360 so I checked the app store again today and found a few out there. I downloaded the free FM Gears and will see how it does. There are a few that are $20 so if FM Gears doesn't do what I want then $20 is a small price to pay.