Make odd-shaped gears

This tutorial by Clayton Boyer covers how to make some really funky looking gears. Start with one odd shape and make a second gear that matches it. Really cool and great for anyone entering the Woodworking Contest who wants to add a special touch.

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and what is that "chunk-cccuuuuurrr" sound in the background?

Check out his website. He has TONS of clocks and other wooden mechanical weight driven things. I know this comment is years later, but for others....

Boyer is a genius. I have been ready to purchase his plans for the marble strike clock and the Celestial Mechanical Calendar and Orrery and combine the two... The only reason I havent was due to injury from the military. Now I am ready. His stuff is amazing and to be able to not only design those items but to make them pleasing to the eye is even more so....awesome. This ible gives me ideas on how to change around the wooden clock I currently have and make it all, catty-whompus, shaped gears. How fun will that be........

jeanniel13 years ago

I came upon your tutorial for odd-shaped gears as I'm entering a contest for 3D printing and wanted something unique. I think this fits the bill! Now to draw it out in 3D CAD!

TecDroiD5 years ago
this doesn't make any sense- i really like it ;)
JadynT7 years ago
Good pass time!
zascecs7 years ago
Very Cool! The right gear looks sort of like a squid.
WOW !!!!
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