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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Custom Rose Engine & Ornamental Lathe
Overhead drive system and universal cutting frame

The universal cutting frame is driven by a 1/2 HP variable speed motor through an overhead round 4mm round belt drive system. When the belt is on the bigger drive pulley the overall drive ratio is one turn of the motor gives 2.1 turns of the cutter head. The overhead can be adjusted for any location or angle of the cutting frame within the capacity of the Rose Engine itself.

Fabricating an overhead drive system with a universal cutting frame is a very large undertaking requiring a lot of precise setups and operations. The cutting frame itself is made up of 5 frame parts, a cutting head and ball bearings, two axles, two idle pulleys with ball bearings and a double drive pulley with double ball bearings.

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