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From the clayton boyer collection… square gears. I just cut these out and have not refined/sanded them at all. They do bind a little bit, so I will have to do some detail sanding, but I’m definitely getting better with the scroll saw.

gears cut from 1/4” baltic birch plywood using 2/0 spiral blade.

I hope the link to the video works, as this is the first time I’m posting a video. I’m much better with a scroll saw than I am with technology.

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 09-21-2014 06:59 AM

An intriguing project.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 09-21-2014 07:55 AM

I like them. Not sure what you will do with them, but I think they would be great hanging on a wall so all could play with them. Thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 12:41 PM

I’m sure they’re going to end up as Christmas presents for the young nephews (who are taking after their engineer dad).

I’m fascinated by these and am gearing up (pun intended) to make one of the wooden gear clocks. This is good practice and an opportunity to develop even more patience with the scroll saw.

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#4 posted 09-21-2014 01:43 PM

That’s pretty amazing. I was sure they wouldn’t work.


-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#5 posted 09-21-2014 02:45 PM

That is cool and I will give it a go using cog belts and wonder if it can be done .
Thanks for the inspiration !


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 09-21-2014 06:05 PM

Very cool who would have thought that would work!

Like it!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#7 posted 09-22-2014 02:58 AM

All kinds of shapes can be made to mesh. You could make a triangular sawtooth roadway and have cars with triangular wheels, even (as long as the road was dead straight). In any event, cool gears. You might try using a fine grit material and sprinkling it on the gears to “deburr” them. Once the high spots are worn off and the mechanism moves reasonably freely, clean it really well, and then use a dry silicone lube or some such.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#8 posted 09-22-2014 09:11 PM

Really cool scroll saw work. You did amazing on this.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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