Introduction: Making a Gear Box for a Wind Turbine

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Instructables how to turn a drill bit into a gear box for a wind turbine

For this i used:
- Block of nylon
- hand held drill 

Tools:
- Lathe
- Vernier caliper (slide gauge)
- CNC milling machine (depend son drill could just use a lathe) 


Step 1:

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Use a Vernier caliper (slide gauge) to measure the dimensions of the gears, chuck, motor and other components

The dimensions I got for mine are show


Step 2: Step 2 - the Drive Shaft

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The drill I used had a drive shaft attached to a kind of head,  this had an odd profile so I drew around it with and then scanned it into solid works. Once in solid works I used sketch points and spline tool to draw round the outline.
After this I saved it as an SLMD so I could use it on the CNC machine


Step 3: Step 3 - Cutting Part

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To cut the odd shape for the head I used a CNC machine and the SLMD file

The other parts to hold the motor and the gears were made using a metal lathe

The end result looked similar to this

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