Bevel Gear for Gear Zine

Tue, 9 Apr 2013

I've been creating parts for my forth coming gear zine. If you've been following along you'll know I'm planning to use photographs of paper gears to illustrate how different types of gear mechanism work. I'm also planning to provide links so that readers can make their own gears to try them out first hand. 

It turns out that the design process for bevel gears is an interesting process and will be rewarded with its own blog post shortly. I settled on an 18/24 teeth gear set.


Shown here are the inner supports holding up the cone of the 24 tooth gear. 


…and here are the actual teeth.


The two parts fit together to make this rather satisfying gear.


Both gears meshing together. I'll be putting together a downloadable project of these parts shortly.

Comments (3)

  • umehta April 9, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    The larger size of teeth will

    The larger size of teeth will make it a lot easier for us to fold, glue and assemble. Not only that but the photograph is eye-catching. 

  • michael42er April 10, 2013 at 5:54 am

    I also like a larger model.

    I also like a larger model. It is very interesting to see it in operation

  • Smelter April 10, 2013 at 7:51 am

     
    I guess we’ll all have

     

    I guess we'll all have "gear heads" soon then.
     

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