Sat, Dec 15, 2007, 3:07pm firstname.lastname@example.org (Wes) doth sayeth:
My uncle wants to make some wooden gears as used before the days of
metal. I haven't had any luck googling and I gave it a hard try.
The project includes powering the gear train with a hit and miss engine
to show at an old engine show from what I gather.
Anyone have suggestions on resources?
Metal has been used for what, 2-3,000 years? Might be a bit more
specific. If he just want's them for show, be simple enough tocut out of
plywood. However, if he wants wooden gears loke those that were used
to do actual work, take a look at some of the old mills, sawmills, etc.
Water wheel power, all wooden gears. Personally, with a hit-and-miss,
I'd go for metal gears. Those were used in boats too, so maybe a prop.
I do things I don't know how to do, so that I might learn how to do