I put together a few gear profiles using my favourite web based gear designer and sent the files off to friend Skeptical Tony. This morning a slightly over-weight envelope clattered through the letter box containing these delightful gears! There are three sizes, ten, fifteen and twenty teeth all cut out using a laser cutter at the Ellesmere Port FabLab. One set is made from 3mm plywood, the second from 3mm acrylic sheet.

The ply shows the characteristic scorch marks of the laser cut but the perspex has a beautiful polished finish. Gotta get me one of those laser cutters!

It might be time to revive the original Late Bird project.
Thanks to Skeptical Tony and special thanks to M&D x