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Aside from clocks, watches, stores, and the internet, where is a common place to find tiny metal gears? Answered

im looking for metal gears around the size of a quarter. anybody know where i can find some?

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AndyGadget
AndyGadget

Best Answer 11 years ago

Strip down an old VCR or tape deck and you'll find some. Most likely plastic though.

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TimTheScarecrow
TimTheScarecrow

Answer 11 years ago

ohh good one. i have plenty of old vcrs laying around. one question though, whats a tape deck?

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AndyGadget
AndyGadget

Answer 11 years ago

LOL - You're young, aren't you ;¬) It's how we used to play music before CD and MP3 players. There's still a fair few around at car boot sales etc. Do a google image search to see what I'm talking about. (tape deck or cassette player.)

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TimTheScarecrow
TimTheScarecrow

Answer 11 years ago

OHHHH im young but not that young. i just never heard it being called a tape deck before. i used to have a few cassette players of my own. and yeah.. actually lastnight i took apart an old cassette player. only about 3 gears and they were plastic.

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Madrias357
Madrias357

11 years ago

If you're not afraid of messing a few up while learning, and you only need the gears for looks, painting plastic gears can have a nice effect. Though I've never done it (too much caffeine and I shake, not enough, I shake worse), I've seen it done.

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Aztof
Aztof

11 years ago

Legos, I have a bunch of old bionicles just lying around, and the gears from those work great

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TimTheScarecrow
TimTheScarecrow

Answer 11 years ago

"Aside from clocks, watches, stores, and the internet". but thanks anyway

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NobodyInParticular
NobodyInParticular

Answer 11 years ago

Sorry.

Still not free, but cheap- I would pick up a few pounds of small toys at the local secondhand clearance store.

For free? Try advertising for broken toys on Craig's List or a local newspaper classifieds ad. You may even find someone willing to deliver.

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TimTheScarecrow
TimTheScarecrow

Answer 11 years ago

cool.. and its not about the money. i just want to know if theres something i could possibly have laying around my house that might contain gears. but if i cant find anything i'll take a look at that small parts place you mentioned.

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

11 years ago

Gearboxes out of toys. Although the gears are usually plastic

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TimTheScarecrow
TimTheScarecrow

Answer 11 years ago

yeah. (i just gutted an old hot wheels set and it had loads of plastic gears.) i'll try looking for more though. thanks for answering