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Complicated Parts

Okay, here's a question for the more mechanically inclined of my readers... Where does one go to just buy gears (especially oddities like worm gears) and bearings (thrust bearings, angular bearings, with one inch interior diameter) in single-digit quantities for reasonable price?

I might try to mill my own gears, but I worry about the accuracy.


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Oct. 18th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC)
Depends what you mean by "reasonable price". Have you tried supply houses such as Reid Tool & Supply"
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Oct. 19th, 2005 09:38 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, I've been there, though I was looking at vertical mills at the time. That's just down the road a bit from my workplace. I'd kind of pegged the place as a cross between Halted and a junkyard. I hadn't realized they'd carry these sort of parts.
Oct. 18th, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC)
Oct. 19th, 2005 12:22 am (UTC)
Edmund Scientific is a good source for hobby components. There may be something you might find useful in the motor and gear section.

If you can work with components that are not consistent in design, junked electronics is a good source. VCR loading mechanisms usually have motor-worm gear mechanisms that could be useful, but it would be hard to find several parts that are anywheres near identical.
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