Off the design table for a while and a busy couple days cutting out pieces for my next piece in the shop . (Subject is still a deep dark secret!) As an engineer you just have to love gears. So here I am cutting a larger gear on the scroll saw. For the larger sizes I like to use the spoke design, not to reduce weight, but just to add to the sense of motion when the piece is operating. For me the automata show is as much below the the table as it is above.
Here's the finished gear pair temporarily placed in their pedestal to check for clearances.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.