Author Topic: A wheel need not be round  (Read 8628 times)

Rick from Manchester

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A wheel need not be round
« on: August 28, 2006, 10:19:18 AM »
All,

Check out these crazy wheels and pinions!

(be sure to scroll to the lower half of the page to see some wild ones!)

http://gearlab.eng.ohio-state.edu/Pages/Others/Gear_Collections.html

Rick~

Dave

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A wheel need not be round
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2006, 11:37:53 AM »
Hi Rick, thanks for the info, very interesting. I was taken with pic MO8 or was it M80. The pair look like partial spur gears and bevel, i wouldnt have a clue where to start, regards Dave

Offline rabbit

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non-circular gears
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2006, 04:23:40 PM »
go look at my "time warp" clock - on my 'never-updated' website
- rabbit

Dave

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A wheel need not be round
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2006, 12:14:15 PM »
Hi Rabbit, yes, seen your clock, it sure is crazy looking. I was puzzled with the pic i mention above, i dont know if it is an optical illusion but the gears look as if they have spur and bevel all on the same wheel. If so, the wheels would have to be off set or not flat, if that explains things better. I also noticed on your never updated site (G) that you have a clock in the garage, did you ever finish it, i for one would like to see a pic, regards Dave

Rick from Manchester

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non-circular gears
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2006, 02:55:57 PM »
Rabbit, your Time Warp clock is amazing!   I wouldn't have believed such a thing would be possible, but there it is.  You are truly fearless when it comes to exploring new clock designs in wood!  Keep up the good work.  ... and get that website updated mister! -- we all want to see your other clocks. ;->