Bevel Gear – final stages

Wed, 22 May 2013

All the bits for the final version of the bevel gear project are cut out and ready to go. I’ll complete the photography in the morning.

Each of the two bevels is based on an arc of paper. The one pictured here is the sixteen tooth bevel. The teeth are also based on an arc, they curve round fairly tightly so I have divided them into blocks, each block being used to make four teeth. The left hand arrows show the grey areas where the teeth glue down.

I’ve had no internet for the past few days (grrr!) so I’ve being availing myself of the free wifi at the Coffee Kitchen in Cockermouth. I’m the JK Rowling of the paper engineering world. Without the money obviously, and fewer wizards. Less writing as well. In fact – forget that. I’m the Rob Ives of the paper engineering world and I like a good coffee.