miter gear hobbing ?

Hi everybody,
I have been reading (on the net) about gear hobbing. Seems like the way
to go for homeshop gear machining. I just saw a post claiming that
miter gears can be hobbed too. I did not think that possible, then I
thought that probably with a conical hob and some angle it could be
possible.
Has anyone done that ? miter gears with a hob ? Any practical advice ?
BTW, for many interesting gear designs have a look at this, really
neat:
The method used by the author in the two above sites is very simple. I
will try it out in IRIT
and see if I can design and simulate a miter gear hobbing setup.
bruno
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bschwand
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There's a discussion of this in "Gears and Gear Cutting" by Ivan Law. Very good book.
There's also a GREAT newsgroup on Yahoo just for gearcutting. I'd suggest you subscribe and also search their archives. snipped-for-privacy@yahoogroups.com
Karl
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Karl Townsend

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