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My First Wooden Gears! (+Video)

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Project by dakremer posted 1292 days ago 4500 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at making some wooden gears. What does this do you ask? I dunno – nothing. haha…but it was fun to make! the 2nd video with the 3 gears did not work as well….that last gear is just too small – plus i did not sand these very well so they did not “slide” very well. But for my first try, i am proud of them, and i can’t wait to make something more complex and that actually does something!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!





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dakremer

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#1 posted 1292 days ago

hmm…..not sure how to get the video to work…..

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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JPWHIT

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#2 posted 1292 days ago

not bad at all. Now that wand video has me stumped how you did that

-- Measure once, then twice and cut only after you made sure your good. John Paul

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bigbuddha

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#3 posted 1292 days ago

That’s cool! Maybe you can try your hand at automata toys!

-- helen

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Rick

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#4 posted 1292 days ago

Certainly they do something! I could play with them for hours on end! .....Never mind the “Small minds etc etc…LOL….

Videos work fine for me. Even the one with the “Ghosts” flying around on the Ceiling Fan Blades.

OH! OH! You could put something on the bottom, Make up a “Treatment” type name for them, place them on your Patients Back, or Butt…LOL.. crank them for 5 minutes and charge $27.50 for the treatement.

I’ll give you my address later for my 25% ....OKAY! 15%.

Rick

-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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dakremer

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#5 posted 1292 days ago

Thats a good idea!! I’m gonna be a doctor…patients will believe anything…(haha)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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NormG

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#6 posted 1292 days ago

Wonderful project. Neat idea also, bet it will not sit long on a side or coffee table

-- Norman

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dakremer

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#7 posted 1292 days ago

JPWHIT…...its magic….... :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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grosa

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#8 posted 1292 days ago

I have a couple gears in my transmission that need to be replaced, Can you help me out :) Nice job on the gears. Different size gears in different woods would also look cool.

-- Have a great day.

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clieb91

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#9 posted 1292 days ago

Nicely Done. The automata idea would be fun or just a board of these in different woods to sit on your desk and play with.

I’ll second the wand video. Great job.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Dez

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#10 posted 1292 days ago

Cool, I have never tried gears before.
I have been thinking of building a wind powered machine that will play a tune – a different type of wind chime.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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dakremer

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#11 posted 1292 days ago

that would be really cool Dez. There are so many possibilities with gears!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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cranesgonewild

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#12 posted 1292 days ago

Hmmm, maybe it could power a …....................TV !!
Yes, yes, you could cut your hydro bill in half by constantly turning that wooden gear while watching Dr. Oz. Okay, now we`re going to need an outlet, copper wire, hmmm. I`ll be right back.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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Dale Robinson

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#13 posted 1291 days ago

I’m not sure why but I love this. I’m going up to the shop this afternoon. I was going to work on some toys and some wooden boxes but if I could build these I would really enjoy them.

-- Dale, southeast Misouri http://www.makingwoodentoys.net

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dakremer

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#14 posted 1291 days ago

Dale they are really fun! haha – as stupid as that sounds – i just sit here and spin them…..

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Alan Van Art

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#15 posted 1290 days ago

I’ve been meaning to make a Rope Machine that uses gears like this ( http://www.mkdrafting.com/Rope_maker.htm ). How did you cut them out and sand them? Is there a trick to making them run smoothly?

-- Alan Van Art

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