Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wooden circles for your mechanical projects

Wooden circles for your mechanical projects
Circles are the basis of many mechanical parts: cams, eccentrics, cranks, pin wheels, collars, bearings, followers, flywheels, gear blanks, and pulleys to name just a few. That's some pretty important stuff!

So how do you make this shape in wood? Head over to the wonderful Cabaret Mechanical Theatre blog to read up on various methods of cutting circles. This is the second article in my column titled Dug's Automata Tips, Techniques and Tricks, published quarterly by Cabaret Mechanical Theatre.

Here's a link to the article on cutting wooden circles.

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