Ok, so the cog & chain that I posted about last week has been sitting on my floor ever since. In that time it has been whispering to me what it wants to become and I’ve been listening.
The two pieces together have so much potential for interesting movement that it would be a down right shame if they didn’t become kinetic in some way. In order for that I reckon that at least one more cog will be needed.
Years ago, my friend and colleague Ben Cowden figured out a clever method for DIY gears. I used his technique to duplicate this cog in a plywood template. Next I’ll transfer the pattern to a steel plate and mill the new cog.