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Gear template generator

Gear template generator
This free online gear template generator is designed for making scale accurate paper gear templates which you can glue onto wood and then cut out with a bandsaw. I recommend printing the gears with an ink jet printer. Even cheap ink jet printers print very scale accurate but Not all laser printers are accurate. You can still access the old (pre 2015) Flash based gear geberator Getting the printout to scale correctly, avoiding cropping Different browsers print at different scales depending on browser type and printer configuration. Use an ink jet printer I recommend using an ink jet printer. Printing the gear templates To print the gear template, use the 'Print' button, instead of printing the web page from the browser. The gear generator program that I created and sell doesn't need the scale calibration, and can paginate across many pages for larger gears. Some notes about gear design and this gear template generator This gear template generator generates shapes for involute spur gears.

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Planetary gear ratio calculations This article also available in Spanish A question that I often get is how to work out planetary gears using the gear template generator Working out the tooth counts for planetary gears is actually not that complicated, so I initially neglected to mention how to do it. But having received the question a number of times, I'll elaborate. Design Design can have many beginnings. Sometimes, as was the case with my Andrea electric desktop clock, the basic design comes from a picture seen on the web—in that case, one of John Pickron's clocks. ( ) From the picture, the general shape and size of the clock were guestimated, alterations identified, a motive force selected—in this case a 1 rpm motor, after which the gear train was designed to fit. Where you start will depend on imagination and knowledge of clocks and what is possible—or seemingly impossible — but which you want to prove otherwise. If you are talented in the design department, the process may start with drawing a rough diagram of what the finished clock is to look like.

7 Free Wooden Gear Clock Plans for You Eccentric, Masochist Woodworkers Ever since I had the pleasure of seeing Keith Chamber’s wooden gear clocks in person, I’ve been on the look out for more all wood clocks. See Wooden Gear Clocks by Keith Chambers >> I think wooden clocks are one of those dividing lines in woodworking… To have the aspiration to make a clock, entirely from wood, puts you in your own unique category. One well-known seller of wooden clock plans, Clayton Boyer, pitches his most-difficult plans like this: “Selling plans for the clocks on this page goes against my basic philosophy of trying to spread joy in the world through creative woodworking. However, I have come to the conclusion that I should not stand in the way of a woodworker’s desire for additional frustration in his/her life when they obviously want it so badly.” He won’t sell plans from his “Masochist’s Corner” unless you’ve built one of his simpler clocks first… and sent him photographic PROOF that you completed it.

How to make wooden gears This page also available in Spanish Some people are intimidated at the prospect of making their own wooden gears for the screw advance box joint jig. So I figured I'd cover the topic of gear making in a bit more detail. You can click on any image in this article to get a larger view. The method I use to make the gears for the box joint jig is the same as for the gears for the wooden router lift, but I'll focus on the ones for the box joint jig in this article. It's vital to use good plywood for the gears. Jenga pistol 2 The game of Jenga was possibly designed to be a more contemplative and strategic game. But sliding those blocks out carefully without knocking over the stack is just entirely too fiddly a task to perform. I figured it would be much more fun to just be able to shoot the blocks out with some sort of pistol. The animation at left was extracted from a video shot at 60 frames per second. It takes three frames, or about one twentieth of a second, from the point that the trigger is released to the Jenga block clearing the stack. As a precaution, I'm pulling the pistol back immediately after the shot, to avoid having the stack fall on the pistol's bolt.

Steampunk Leather Top Hat Tutorial I have received several requests for a tutorial on making my steampunk leather top hat, shown above, and so, here it is. The first drawing shows the three pattern pieces (not to scale). The wave on the bottom of the crown is what gives the brim its distinctive curve. The pattern below is the one that I used to make my top hat. For a size large, the width of the crown (from side to side) should measure 23.8". You can print it out and enlarge it to get it to lifesize. Clock and Watch Escapement Mechanics A clock is usually taken to the shop for repair because the clock fails to keep running. It runs for a while and stops because not enough power reaches the pendulum to keep it running. One way to get it running is to double the weight, but this causes enormous wear and consequent damage in the long run.

Lasercut pendulum clock prototype The last few times I’ve been geeking about at Nottinghack I’ve been playing around with the idea of making a pendulum clock. This came about because I once started, but never finished making a clock out of paper. The paper clock is a really nice project, but there is a lot of very fiddly cutting out of card with a craft knife and gluing together which is very fiddly and time consuming. To my mind, the obvious solution to this tedious labour was to spend five times as much time and effort adapting the paper clock design so that it could be constructed from ply wood using the laser cutter at the space. Anyways. Pictures.

Dovetail joints on the bandsaw When you read a lot of "fine woodworking" style magazines, sometimes it seems woodworking is all about the hand cut dovetails. Personally, I'm not that infatuated with this type of joint, but I thought I'd play around with them a bit. Now, I don't have the kind of patience required to cut them out by hand, so I sped up the process with my bandsaw.

Steampunk Phonograph (pt.2) In Part 1 of Steampunk Phonograph, I showed you the construction of the "wax cylinders". Now let's take a look at the construction of the phonograph horn. I have never made something like this before, so my methodology was a bit of a stab in the dark.

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