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Make a degree wheel 7 years 5 months ago #339203

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So I wanted a degree wheel but they are a bit expensive. So I copied this pic off the internet and took it to Paint brush and inverted the colors then took it to word and printed it. Next I cut it out and stapled it to a piece of posterboard (actually it was the cardboard from the back of a case of beer). You could print it straight to cardstock and cut that out and skip this completely. then I stapled it together. I think I'm going to try to get this connected to a thin piece of aluminum or steel somehow but for now it should work just fine. I'm including a pic of the finished product that is about 7 and a half inches across and the degree wheel as a file in microsoft word 07.
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Make a degree wheel 7 years 5 months ago #339204

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Make a degree wheel 7 years 5 months ago #339206

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So apparently they don't upload word files so I copied into Excel. It should still be printable. I hope. If you have problems I can send it to you Via Email just pm me.

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Make a degree wheel 7 years 5 months ago #339340

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Thanks for the effort. I tried to print the xl page, but it distorted. So.... I copied it back to a Word doc, and Presto! Full reproduction, I think. At least it is equal in x and y planes, and subsequently round! You said it was 7" diameter? My word doc (using "Narrow" margins) came out approx 6 1/2" diameter.

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Make a degree wheel 7 years 5 months ago #339636

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Due to the accuracy requirements... Z1 has degree wheels for under $20....

http://www.z1enterprises.com/detail.aspx?ID=2871
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Make a degree wheel 7 years 5 months ago #340255

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I have a program that creates degree wheels. Right now, I have them in three sizes, but you can blow them up or reduce them as necessary if you have a good printer.

I haven't added the numbers yet, but that wouldn't be too hard, even if you just use a pen after printing.

You can open them in paint to edit them, but I recommend using some other program for printing them.

This first one is small. I use it on camshaft sprockets.
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Make a degree wheel 7 years 5 months ago #340256

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This next one is the "medium" size. Let's see if it will actually post.
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Make a degree wheel 7 years 5 months ago #340257

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Here's the biggest one.

Edit: too big to post. I'll host it somewhere else and put a link here.
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Make a degree wheel 7 years 5 months ago #340355

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Dammit loudhvx. I had to look all over for a stupid cam degree wheel before I found something printable :laugh: That one looks like it would be much easier to use for etching onto a metal surface though which is what I want to do next. Thanks.

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Make a degree wheel 7 years 5 months ago #340360

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Guess i was a little late on the draw. :)

Here's a link to the biggest version I have.

http://home.comcast.net/~loudgpz/GPZweb/DegreeWheel/DegWheelBig.gif

Because the lines are 1 pixel wide, you really can't shrink them without losing lines, that's why I made several sizes. The smallest works well for camshaft degreeing without a crank. I used it to spec out the KZ550 series of cams, in case anyone is interested in 550 cams.
http://home.comcast.net/~loudgpz/GPZweb/CamsKZZXZR550500400/CamsKZZXZR550500400.html

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Make a degree wheel 7 years 5 months ago #340519

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here is one from the GS site that I use

Can not get to load. Here is a link, its under downloads toward the bottom

www.thegsresources.com/gs_garage.htm

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Make a degree wheel 4 years 11 months ago #532260

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Go to a hobbies store (like Hobby-Lobby or similar) and check the section with drawing tools. Usually within the rulers they have a nice round-transparent-plastic-degree ruler for about a dollar or two. I successfully used such a ruler to set and check for dwell angle on the points.

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Make a degree wheel 4 years 10 months ago #532975

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I made one out of a noodle box. It had a 3/8 square drive and an indexable wheel. Worked awesome!
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Make a degree wheel 4 years 10 months ago #532997

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Really, $17 is too much?

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Make a degree wheel 4 years 10 months ago #533075

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From KZr's FILEBASE --

www.kzrider.com/filebase/doc_download/203-degreewheel

Good Fortune! :)

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Make a degree wheel 4 years 10 months ago #533538

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So where's the "make a dial indicator" thread :blink:

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Make a degree wheel 4 years 10 months ago #533584

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I think id rather give up drinking mountain dew for a week and spend the money on a degree wheel myself,lets see some home made torque wrench pictures! :sick: :woohoo:

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