Making gears - Was: Commodore 1520 supplies + programs

From: Chris Osborn <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:32:24 -0700
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>> I need to find one day a source of those damned tiny gears or I print them one day myself ;-)
> I have access to a 3D-printer at work (we just got it couple of weeks ago), and I was thinking the very same thing! Unfortunately I have yet to study some 3D-drawing program to make anything by myself... And this gear is so very small that I am not sure how easy that would be.

Have any of you seen this? I've studied it several times but haven't actually tried anything in it. It details a process for creating gears on a CNC and then molding copies using resin.

I've been looking for an easy way to make some gears too because after several years of sitting in storage, the eject mechanisms on the 800k drives on my IIgs were slightly frozen and after running the eject motor a few times, a very tiny gear inside stripped. 

A few weeks ago I purchased a large assortment pack of gears "for robotics" from a Chinese eBay seller since it was cheap and to find out if maybe there would be a gear the right size. Nothing was close, but I do wonder where they are getting their gears and if the manufacturer might have one the exact right size.

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