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Lasered Gears

Some gears I designed in my CAD, and cut on Tug's new laser cutter.


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Oct. 9th, 2008 09:24 am (UTC)
Oh wow! The middle one is gorgeous! And steampunk is in right now :)
Oct. 9th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I like the spiral one. It's even somewhat springy. Unfortunately it's also a bit fragile, and the spokes break easily along the grain. I need to figure out how to make it carve happy in plastic. Or just make the spokes somewhat larger.
Oct. 9th, 2008 11:23 am (UTC)
Oooooooooooooh. I say again, oooh. (Although I still think that wormgear you cut for Clive is the niftiest so far..)
Oct. 9th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, okay, I gotta agree with that one. I need to revive that project sometime.
Oct. 9th, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)
*does the "suction-cup Garfield" nose-to-glass thing*

What are the two middle gears made of? Wood? Painted acrylic?
Oct. 9th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
Maple, I believe.
Oct. 9th, 2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
Oh GOD that's sexy.... :D :D :D
Oct. 9th, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
yer a right bastat, with Tug, aintcha? I wanna make clock gears now!
Oct. 9th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
Re: jonesin/
My cad can generate clock gears easily, in standard involute teeth from 0˚ pressure angle for clock gears, down to 30˚, or equilateral teeth for the Antikytheran Mechanism I'm plotting. I can even generate ratchet sawtooth gears for escapements.
Oct. 9th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
Fun and games
The acrylic ones make me think of the spirograph game from my childhood!

But I really, really like the smaller wooden gear.

Great work!
Oct. 9th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
Oh WOW! What a fun playtoy. The gears are gorgeous. I can hardly wait to see the Antikytheran Mechanism when you get it done. Are you going to make it in plastic so we can see all it's little innards?
Oct. 9th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
I'm torn between plastic gears for the see through effect, wood gears for the classy look, and milling it in bronze for a more authentic design. Though metal gears would take a lot more work.
Oct. 10th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
All three have their selling points. You may have to make more than one if you can develop a working model of the thing. There might be a market. Bronze would be neat, too.
Oct. 10th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
So clean they look rendered!
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