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    The propect of repetitively cutting individual teeth on wooden gears is too dreary a prospect for me to face! Can anyone think of a way to automate gear production?

    Gill
    There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
    (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

  • #2
    Stack cut segments and glue up? 1/4 or 1/6 or even 1/8 the cutting, but your mistakes propogate around the clock

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    • #3
      You can make a jig. that will have a centre pivot.
      The jig should have a table that will slide in and out on the saw table.
      The side of the jig could have indexing marks. Each notch would allow you to cut a tooth.
      I have an article someone on a jig that uses a router to cut teeth if you are interested I will humt it down and send it to you. I am not using it anymore.
      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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      • #4
        Great idea, Carl! A jig like that should work a treat on a bandsaw with a mitre track .

        I'd still be interested in a copy of that article if it's not too much trouble, please.

        Thanks

        Gill
        There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
        (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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        • #5
          Jig for making gears

          Carl,
          There was an article in Fine Woodworking that goes back several years that also talked about making gears with a router. Is that the one you're referring to? If not I'll send it to Gill so she will have more ideas to look at.

          Dan

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          • #6
            Thats the one. Mine is in a FineWoodworking Book, I got from a used book store.
            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
            "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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