Steam-powered Gears

Learn about large wooden gear construction. Witness those gears driving a 110-year-old automatic pencil sharpener! Follow along as KSW demonstrates the multi-color printing process on a set of letterpresses.

What inspired you to make this project?:
We had always wanted to try cutting our own gears. We decided to make a functional gear train for the 2017 Edwardian Ball and used wood because it is easy to work with for experimentation. We learned a lot as we worked on the project and want to share the process.

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Categories: Kinetic Art, Education, Engineering, Fabrication, Woodworking
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