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Step 7: Preparing the stand

I  had a stand lying around the house that was perfect for my imitation orrery.  When I placed the clock on the stand and put the  hard drive platter on there was a bit of a gap.  The gap seemed a perfect place to add some gears.  Unfortunately, I didn't have any large gears lying around and I didn't know how to make them.  I wandered around the aisles of a dollar store and came upon a cheap Spirograph toy which of course had little plastic gears.  I painted them gold, I also had to trim a few so that the clock will fit and then glued them to the stand with PVA glue. 
 
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