|Project by DaleMaley||posted 02-11-2013 11:23 AM||7294 views||13 times favorited||13 comments|
I have made a lot of hand-operated wood models. The book Building Wooden Machines by Bridgewater & Bridgewater has a neat pattern for a worm gear model.
To add some color to the model, I used padauk for the 2 bearings and purple heartwood for the crank. I also dyed the pegs on the bearings. The base is maple and the gear red oak.
The book called for whittling out the worm gear with a sharp knife. Instead, I used the Dremel with 2 different sizes of sanding drums to cut the worm gear. I much prefer the Dremel method safety wise compared to the sharp knife!
I made a YouTube video of the model in operation.
If you want to read more about my trials and tribulations of building this model, see my web site.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/