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post #1 of 4 Old 12-18-2010, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Where can I find wooden gears?

I'm looking for wooden gears of various sizes...preferably unfinished. I don't have time to make them via my scroll saw. My project is to make a set of wooden gears and attaching magnets on the back that allow the gear to rotate. Along with the gears I am making a board that has sheet metal on the face and the net result being a toy for my grandson to play with where he can put the gears on the board and interlock them and spin them to watch the other gears rotate (I saw these at the Children's Museum in St. Paul).

With that said, I'm looking for some simple wooden gears of various sizes as well as some ideas of how to fasten strong magnets on the back that allow the gears to rotate freely.

When I originally thought of the idea months ago I found some online but can't seem to locate them anymore. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I was hoping to make them for him for a Christmas gift but my procrastination has pushed me to the edge again!

Thanks for any suggestions or help you can offer.

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Have to save that link. My father left me an OLD Eli Terry mantle cloock(circa 1779) with wood works. He remade several gears using cherry, which have lasted a long time, but not sure I could do as well.
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-20-2010, 01:37 AM
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Here is site for software to design your own...
http://woodgears.ca/gear/index.html
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