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Author Topic: Metal Gears/Cogs  (Read 4845 times)
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« on: January 26, 2008, 09:03:49 pm »

*Cue rant-like typing*
I.Want.Metal.Gears.
(*dorkgiggle*metal gear...)
I know the plastic ones work fine,it`s an aesthetic thing.The look of metal ones is just better to me,especially given I want to make all sorts of accessories and such in which they would be visible;and a blue plastic gear just wouldn`t look near as cool.
Anyone aware of places with actual metal ones?Brass or not..Somehow all my searches only turn up plastic.

Danke!
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2008, 09:13:20 pm »

The cheap ($8US) IKEA DEKAD alarm clock has a nice assortment of brass gears, etc. and is (generally) at least as inexpensive as supply vendors Smiley

I have never really done eBay, but I am told that there are frequently batches of clock/watch parts for sale there as well.
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2008, 09:19:44 pm »

The cheap ($8US) IKEA DEKAD alarm clock has a nice assortment of brass gears, etc. and is (generally) at least as inexpensive as supply vendors Smiley

I have never really done eBay, but I am told that there are frequently batches of clock/watch parts for sale there as well.
As ever,it`s you Sir Harlock,clever man you.
I`d tried looking at cheap clocks,but most of them are filled with plastic blasphemy. Grin
Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2008, 10:36:37 pm »

im going to get some etched out of brass so i can have them at lots of sizes and types thers a company called 4d that does it
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2008, 11:47:56 pm »

What are you looking for? I have a collection of tiny watch parts I could trade.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2008, 05:10:11 am »

I browse the internet auction sites, looking for old, windup clocks to disembowel. Also, I recently delved into my father's Triumph Thunderbird 900's engine cases and replaced the starter clutch. Wow, but are the gears in there absolutely gorgeous!

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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2008, 12:48:02 pm »

You who want gears go here
http://mad-salvager.squarespace.com/sprockets-gears-and-gauges/
The seller is trustworthy I received my "winter evening project" from the website owner a few days ago Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2008, 01:02:08 pm »

give this a go...http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?query=clock+movement&MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&ht=1&ebaytag1=ebayreg&srchdesc=n&maxRecordsReturned=300&maxRecordsPerPage=50&SortProperty=MetaEndSort
Or you could just paint the blue plastic ones to look metallic.... and yes...i get it...(where is snake BTW Tongue)

cheers!
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2010, 12:14:50 am »

I know this is old, but it seemed a shame to start a new one when there was already one that fit so well.

I have had issues finding gears as well.  Ebay seems to be the best source of them.  Hardly anyone seems to make them anymore. Those that do seem to all be made for bicycles, and too large to incorporate into anything portable.

I am wondering if any new sources have turned up beyond the ones already mentioned here?
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2010, 01:07:21 am »

ebay.

I got a load of them on ebay for just a few dollars.
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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2010, 08:00:59 am »

For decorative (non-functional) gears and watch parts you can try Rings & Things. A search for 'gear' turns up plenty of results.
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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2010, 08:24:32 am »

they look cool, also when you scroll the page it looks like they are rotating!
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« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2010, 12:57:52 pm »

For decorative (non-functional) gears and watch parts you can try Rings & Things. A search for 'gear' turns up plenty of results.

Oooh!  Thank you.  Although with some of them being upwards or $4 each, it seems a little steep, but hey, they've got a good variety, not only of styles, but of colors and materials.  If there is something very specific I need for a project, I now have that search bookmarked.  Grin
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