1st & 2nd Generation
Rose Engine

-Fabrication notes 1/27/10
- Prototype Rose Engine
- Rubber & rosette cam
- Turning the index wheel
- Drilling the index wheel
- Cutting a Rosette cam
- Fabricating T-nut
- Rubber assembly
- Spindle & bearings
- Pivot axle & bearings
- Spindle & frame
- Index wheel installed
- Rocking stop arm
- Rose Engine ready to test
- Chuck holding work
- Turn aluminum on wood lathe
- Hand crank and handle
- Threading follower
- Copy a cam
- Drilling a cam
- Finished rosette cam
- Router assembly
- Boring bar cutters
- Chuck adjusting Spider
- Overhead drive
- Cutting frame
- Rose Engine with router
- Rose Engine with router
- Overhead crane
- Drilling frame
- Collet Chuck
- Hardinge compound 9/5/11
- X-Z compound ways 12/28/11
- Test results - Gallery
- Description of a Rose Engine
       by Jon Magill
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- Rose Engine 3rd generation mobile
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- Shop jigs homemade
- Downloads & plans

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Custom Rose Engine & Ornamental Lathe
Drilling Frame

The basic concept for this drilling frame came from Randy Knapp.   Although, this one is not a work of art like everything Randy makes.

The overhead drive powered drilling frame is made from 2-1/4"x.5" 6061 aluminum tube.  The tube inside diameter is bored a little to fit the outside diameter of the ball bearings.  The ER20 chuck has two drive pulley choices 2.5" and 1.24" diameter.   The drilling frame will fit in a Aloris type quick change tool post.   The ER20 chuck will accommodate from 3/32" to 1/2" diameter tools.   I really do like the even compression and self release feature of the ER spring collets.

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