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Evan
01-23-2009, 05:35 AM
I have been working on this just for fun. I am thinking about doing a series illustrating various type of gears, especially oddball or unusual types. Or, I may get bored with it and this is all there is. :D

http://metalshopborealis.ca/misc/spur_gears.gif

rancherbill
01-25-2009, 09:44 PM
I know I'd like to see them.

Cool Project

Bill

Ken_Shea
01-25-2009, 10:01 PM
Neat Evan,
I had seen one where the the driven gear train reversed direction, I thought that was pretty ingenious.

Ken

Paul Alciatore
01-30-2009, 02:30 AM
That's neat. What did you use to create it?

Evan
02-20-2009, 07:47 AM
I did the graphics in Paint Shop Pro v7 and assembled the animation in Paint Shop Pro Animation Shop. It turns out to be a very fussy process to avoid little glitches in position. The main problem is that animated gifs are poorly compressed. The only way to keep the file size at all reasonable is to keep the image small.

The gear outlines themselves are DXF images created in AlleyCad free version.

sansbury
02-20-2009, 03:39 PM
This site is a neat resource for this sort of thing:

http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/collection-toc.php