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No, don't run RideTheGearTrain
Find the gears needed for the gear train
to produce any screw thread on an engineer's lathe.
A PHP program by Evan Lewis:
Link to this program:
The author describing the program:
Video about Ride The Gear train
The authors' lathe videos:
Evans YouTube Playlists
This includes a video:
And a video embeded in INSTRUCTIONS & INFORMATION:
About 'Ride The Gear Train'
Lathe project-2000 year-old steam engine:
Boxford Users Group
Quinn Dunki's supurb mini-lathe channel
Engineering YouTube channel
Alan demonstrates engineering methods
Alan talks about this program
Joe Pie's channel-excellent engineering demonstrations by a professional
Tony Griffith's Lathes.co.uk:
has detailed information about every lathe you could imagine.
This is an agreement between the user and the software developer (`The Developer` who is identified below).
Called `RideTheGearTrain` is online software provided via a web page (RideTheGearTrain.com) and is intended to be used freely by anyone. It is referred to here as the `Software`.
Free Software - No Fees:
The software can be used by any user free of charge. However, if it is used by any commercial entity or activity that generates income it would be appreciated if a donation could be made. A link to Patreon is provided for this purpose.
The developer cannot be held liable for any errors or inaccurate results produced by the program. It is the user`s responsibility to check that the recommended gear train, gearbox and other settings produce the desired results. This should be done by the user performing a test to check that the pitch or threads-per-inch and any other data provided by the software are correct. (Generally this is done by performing a light scratch cut).
There are no copyright restrictions on the results produced by the software, but if tables and images produced by the software are reproduced in any form, credit should be given to "Evan Lewis, developer of free software at RideTheGearTrain.com" or similar text. The copyright on the software itself belongs to The Developer and may not be copied in any form, or reverse engineered, without express written permission from The Developer.
RideTheGearTrain uses no Cookies and no Log-in
• This software does not record any personal details, personal information or financial information about the user.
• The email address, physical address or IP address of the user are not recorded by the software and cannot be passed on to third parties.
• The user`s IP address is checked for the purpose of the counter which is displayed, but the IP address is not stored permanently.
• The counter only keeps aggregate anonymous totals.
• The Developer does not have any affiliation with any other company or entity.
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Purpose of the EULA:
This is a binding legal agreement between The Developer and the online user.
It is provided to comply with regulations imposed by Europe and several other countries.
Google also requires that we comply with privacy regulations.
The phrase `The Developer` refers to
Anthony Evan Lewis PhD, MD who can be contacted at AEDLewis at gmail dot com.
He is a New Zealand Citizen and was physically located in New Zealand when this software was written and uploaded.
Any legal issues must be addresses in New Zealand courts unless alternative arrangements are mutually agreed by all parties involved.
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Part 1A for Mini-Lathes
Part 1B for all other lathes
including South Bend Clones
Part 2 for all users