Craft & Design

MAKE subscriber Dug North writes in to share this video tutorial on how to make gears with unusual contours:

Wood clock designer Clayton Boyer has created an excellent short video showing how to make gears with *very* unconventional profiles. Very cool!

The instructions are a bit terse, so you will probably have to do some experimenting to get it to work correctly, however the effect is pretty amusing.

10 thoughts on “How-To: Make Organically-Shaped Gears

  1. It looks like you might be able to save yourself a lot of tracing work if you coat the bottom of the first gear in graphite or chalk, then just spin it around onto the paper.

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