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Fyzzle
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« on: November 10, 2008, 04:31:32 am »

I am making a display panel for some audio equipment and in one of the corners I want to have some working clockwork.  It wouldn't have a point except to click around and look cool.  I was going to use one of those battery powered hardware parts from the back of a $10 cheap clock. 

So my question is: Where do I find some sweet looking gears to rotate in there, and if possible some tips on how to make it look cool? Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 04:16:51 pm »

What size range are you looking for in those gears?


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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 04:23:46 pm »

You could just get a skeletonised watch movement or two and put them onto your panel. The chinese ones are really cheap, save you the time it'd take to build the mechanism on your own and tell the time as a bonus.
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Fyzzle
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008, 08:35:46 pm »

What size range are you looking for in those gears?


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Oh ballpark I would say 10"x8"

It won't be square, more like a "peeled away" look so say top right corner area like a right triangle

Ill clarify: That would be the space size, as far as the gears some large some small.
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 12:57:12 am »


Old meccano gears are available fairly cheaply on ebay. Just add an electric motor to make them whirl Smiley
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Fyzzle
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 01:33:48 am »

Oh nice!  That's pretty much what i'm looking for.  I'm noticing they don't make their way to the states much, is there an equivalent manufacturer across the pond?  If not I'll do what I have to do. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 06:19:49 am »

I'll be at my watchmakers next week. He also does clocks, let me ask if he has any old clock gears/parts he doesn;t need...

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Fyzzle
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2008, 06:25:35 pm »

I'll be at my watchmakers next week. He also does clocks, let me ask if he has any old clock gears/parts he doesn;t need...

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