View Full Version : Winner...FreeStuff Drawing April 24th - Making Wooden Gears Technique

Keith Outten
04-10-2009, 10:58 AM
The Winner is
Dave Verstraete!

Also....For everyone else Steve Garrison wants you to know that his gear making technique will be on sale through this weekend for $24.99

FreeStuff Drawing April 24th 2009
Making Wooden Gears Technique
by Steve Garrison

You must be a SawMill Creek Contributor to be eligible to win this drawing and you must opt-in by posting in this thread.

SawMill Creek Member Steve Garrison has developed a technique for cutting involute profile gears using either a scroll saw or a table saw. The types of gears that can be made using this technique include the following: spur, helical, herringbone, and elliptical. There are no special tools required, and the technique is easy to understand once you see how it works. There are four parameters that can be entered into an Excel spreadsheet: number of teeth, diametrical pitch, pressure angle, and helix angle if you want to make helical gears. With these parameters, the spreadsheet outputs all the needed dimensions calculated with the same simple formulas that mechanical engineers use for designing gears. It sounds complicated but it is not. Any woodworker who has a drill press, bench top disc sander, and either a scroll saw or table saw can learn how to make gears with this technique. It is much less tiring and more accurate than the old method. It is a lot of fun, and very unique. Visit Steve Garrisons “Gear” page on his web site at http://steveg769.bizland.com/id5.html for more information. While you are there, feel free to look at his artwork on the other pages too and make sure you watch Steve's videos.

Steve will email a download link for one copy of his gear making technique to the winner.

Contact Information:
Steve Garrison
(479) 967-0825
www.stevengarrison.com (http://www.stevengarrison.com)
Send Steve a Private Message (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=48258)

If you're impatient and you want to start making wooden gears right away you can order Steve's technique for just $29.99 (US) by clicking here (http://steveg769.bizland.com/id5.html).

Angus Hines
04-10-2009, 11:49 AM
Count me in Keith.

John Schreiber
04-10-2009, 11:51 AM
Consider me opted in. I've made some walking sticks with complex spiral patterns and have thought about trying to automate it in some way. I'll bet this would help.

Dave Verstraete
04-10-2009, 12:00 PM
Count me in.

Thanks Steve

Gene E Miller
04-10-2009, 12:08 PM
Greetings & Salutations,

How Cool, Count me in. I have a clock plan that I might be able to make the gears myself for.

Gene E Miller

Raymond Gerdes
04-10-2009, 12:16 PM
I'm in.Ray Gerdes

John Meyer
04-10-2009, 12:29 PM
Count me in.
Thanks, John

Alan Greene
04-10-2009, 1:22 PM
Count me in please. Thanks Steve.

phil harold
04-10-2009, 2:02 PM
sign me up!


Bill Houghton
04-10-2009, 2:09 PM
count me in, please.

Myk Rian
04-10-2009, 2:38 PM
Please add me to the list.

Brian Effinger
04-10-2009, 4:21 PM
Sure, count me in. I'm not sure what I'd do with it right now, but I could see it enhancing my turning somehow.

Gary Click
04-10-2009, 7:53 PM
Opt me in please.

David Christopher
04-10-2009, 7:58 PM
count me in please......thanks

Belton Garvin
04-10-2009, 8:37 PM
Count me in.

Rudy Ress
04-10-2009, 9:00 PM
Thanks Steve. Please count me in.

Wes Bischel
04-10-2009, 9:09 PM
Very cool! Count me in!


Chuck Saunders
04-10-2009, 9:16 PM
By all means count me in

Jeff Lien
04-10-2009, 9:45 PM
i'm in thanks,Jeff

Leigh Betsch
04-10-2009, 10:04 PM
I'm in too

Greg Just
04-10-2009, 10:31 PM
count me in

Dennis Puskar
04-10-2009, 11:02 PM
Count me in Thanks Steve.

Gilbert Vega
04-11-2009, 12:38 AM
I'm in. Thanks.

Randy Klein
04-11-2009, 5:40 AM
count me in

Kevin L. Pauba
04-11-2009, 6:08 AM
Extremely cool ... thanks Steve! I'd like to try to win one (and maybe order one if I don't)!

Jeff Mohr
04-11-2009, 7:06 AM
Drop my name in the hat and fold the corner so it'll be easier to pick out of the bunch. ;)

Joe Mioux
04-11-2009, 7:21 AM
count me in thanks joe

glenn bradley
04-11-2009, 7:58 AM
Neat stuff. Saw the video. count me in.

seaver dave
04-11-2009, 3:38 PM
Please count me in.


Dave Seaver

Keith Hall
04-11-2009, 3:54 PM
Thanks, Steve. Count me in.

Brent Tschakert
04-11-2009, 5:55 PM
Count me in please.

Brent T.

mike holden
04-11-2009, 7:03 PM
Count me in please

Christopher Kanda
04-11-2009, 7:34 PM
looks very cool

Joe Boiman
04-11-2009, 9:44 PM
Count me in please.

Chris Fite
04-12-2009, 6:47 AM
Count me in.

Scott Wigginton
04-12-2009, 9:07 AM
Count me in!

Donna Ashby
04-12-2009, 9:14 AM
Count me in, too. Thanks, Steve!

Alan Trout
04-12-2009, 10:29 AM
Please count me In.



Jim Bowers
04-12-2009, 10:56 AM
yes this would be great to have

JD Dolan
04-12-2009, 1:09 PM
Count me in. Thanks!

Jeff Cockrum
04-12-2009, 10:53 PM
Please count me in.


Frank Townend
04-13-2009, 4:46 AM
I would like to opt in. Thank you!

John Messinger
04-13-2009, 7:00 AM
Count me in.

Thank you Steve

Bob Henry
04-13-2009, 9:02 AM
Count me in and thank you.


David Eppler
04-13-2009, 9:07 AM
count me in please!

Cary Fleming
04-13-2009, 9:39 AM
Please count me in. This looks really cool!

Dewey Torres
04-13-2009, 9:53 AM
If I don't win I am buying it anyway!

Rick Gibson
04-13-2009, 11:11 AM
Count me in this looks very interesting.

Jerome Hanby
04-13-2009, 11:19 AM
Opting in please

Richard Chan
04-13-2009, 11:23 AM
Count me in too,

Mark Patoka
04-13-2009, 11:58 AM
That's unique. Count me in.

Shane Sura
04-13-2009, 12:17 PM
Thanks count me in.

Lori Kleinberg
04-13-2009, 1:12 PM
Interesting, count me in.

Reid Strand
04-13-2009, 4:17 PM
please count me in.

Ted Calver
04-13-2009, 5:11 PM
Please count me in...and thanks Steve!

Roger Myers
04-13-2009, 7:13 PM
I'm fascinated by this..count me in!

CW McClellan
04-14-2009, 1:56 AM
count me in thanks:D

Gary Herrmann
04-14-2009, 7:40 AM
Very cool, count me in please. Oh and Steve, beautiful work on that cedar shell.

steve mcconnell
04-14-2009, 8:24 AM
Please count me in, that would be cool to be able to do.

Brian Kent
04-14-2009, 9:49 AM
Count me in please.

Dustin Lane
04-14-2009, 10:13 AM
sign me up please.

Tom Cole
04-14-2009, 1:40 PM
I'm in for the drawing please

Don Newman
04-14-2009, 2:03 PM
count me in

Richard Dooling
04-14-2009, 2:38 PM
That just looks like too much fun. Please count me in.

Brent Endsley
04-14-2009, 8:43 PM
Count me in too!
Thanks sponsor!

Harlan Kilbourn
04-14-2009, 9:05 PM
Something New to Try. Count me in.


Pat Carlson
04-15-2009, 12:31 AM
Please, count me in and thank you.

Jerry Balzell
04-15-2009, 6:03 AM
Count me in please.

Matt Woessner
04-15-2009, 11:13 AM
Please count me in.

Ray McGrath
04-15-2009, 2:10 PM
Count me in, I've allways wanted to hobb gears!


Anthony Whitesell
04-15-2009, 2:21 PM
Opt me in please.

Thank you to both Sawmill Creek and Steve.

Brian Frances
04-15-2009, 4:04 PM
I am opting in

Dave Rawn
04-15-2009, 4:28 PM
I'm in for the drawing

Michael Short
04-15-2009, 5:07 PM
Please count me in Keith. Thx.

Gary Kvasnicka
04-15-2009, 5:12 PM
Count me in. Thanks Steve.

Dick Bringhurst
04-15-2009, 6:26 PM
Count me in. Dick B.

Dave Carey
04-15-2009, 9:59 PM
Please include me.

Scott Conners
04-16-2009, 12:44 AM
Sounds fun! I'm in!

Tony Sade
04-16-2009, 8:36 AM
Feelin' lucky.

Bill Griggs
04-16-2009, 12:09 PM
That is some cool stuff. May buy it if I don't win it.


Harvey Ghesser
04-16-2009, 12:50 PM
I'm in! Thanks!

Steve Sawyer
04-16-2009, 2:23 PM

I'd love to make wooden gears!!

Pat Zabrocki
04-16-2009, 4:16 PM

Ray Dockrey
04-17-2009, 1:23 PM
Please count me in

Brett Baldwin
04-17-2009, 5:10 PM
That looks like fun. Please count me in.

Ted Shrader
04-18-2009, 12:59 PM
Very cool! Count me in please.


Richard Wagner
04-18-2009, 3:37 PM
By all means, count me in on this.

Jim Watkins
04-18-2009, 4:28 PM
Please opt me in.

Nate Folco
04-18-2009, 11:16 PM
Count me in.

Mike Henderson
04-19-2009, 1:33 AM
I'd like to try that. Please count me in.


Thomas Bank
04-19-2009, 10:12 AM
Thanks for the chance! Count me in.

Ed Kilburn
04-19-2009, 11:10 AM
Put my name in too.

Tim Sgrazzutti
04-19-2009, 1:48 PM
Looks like fun! Count me in!

Tony Joyce
04-19-2009, 2:59 PM
Count me in also!

Thanks, Tony Joyce

David Drickhamer
04-19-2009, 4:02 PM
Please count me in.
Thanks Dave

Heather Thompson
04-19-2009, 4:41 PM
Please count me in.

Thank You,


Rick Gifford
04-19-2009, 5:25 PM
Count me in, Thank you

Rick Branch
04-19-2009, 6:26 PM
I want to know how to make the japanese heart!

figured out the trees....

Steve Vaughn
04-19-2009, 11:29 PM
Put my name in please.


Jeff Cremers
04-20-2009, 11:16 AM
Please count me in


Ralph Barhorst
04-20-2009, 12:20 PM
Count me in Keith.



Brent Ring
04-20-2009, 2:54 PM
Opting In! Thanks!

Dave Bonde
04-20-2009, 4:13 PM
Count me in - Thanks! Dave

Christopher Dopp
04-20-2009, 4:29 PM
Please count me in as well.

Curt Doles
04-20-2009, 6:07 PM
Count me in.

Josh Rudolph
04-20-2009, 6:26 PM
Count me in please.


Larry Marley
04-20-2009, 6:35 PM
Count me in please.


Dave Halter
04-20-2009, 10:00 PM
Please count me in.


Phillip Bogle
04-21-2009, 12:47 AM
Please count me in as well.
Looks like fun.

Donald Henshaw
04-21-2009, 9:41 AM
Keith, please count me in. Thanks, Don

Chris Kerkstra
04-21-2009, 1:19 PM
Please add me as well

Joe Mioux
04-21-2009, 9:42 PM
i m in thanks joe

Jerry Casler
04-22-2009, 10:09 AM
count me in, this sounds interesting and fun to challenge the mind.


Daniel Kennedy
04-22-2009, 1:36 PM
Count me in. Thanks.

Arthur Travers
04-22-2009, 6:07 PM
please count me in...

Brian Frances
04-22-2009, 8:29 PM
I would like to opt in

Joe Boiman
04-22-2009, 8:49 PM
Count me in too please

Jim Bowers
04-23-2009, 8:31 AM
I need this gear

Mike Mandio
04-23-2009, 12:52 PM
Count me in.

Steve Garrison
04-23-2009, 2:54 PM
Thanks to everyone for the interest in the gear making technique. Tomorrow is the day for the drawing, and if you are thinking about buying it if you don't win it - then this weekend would be a good time. I have put it on sale for $24.99 this weekend only :) Help support your American artists and inventors.

Steve Garrison

Marc Martindale
04-23-2009, 10:11 PM
Add me to the list, Thanks!

John Fricke
04-24-2009, 12:05 AM
looks like fun.......count me in

Glenn Clabo
04-24-2009, 6:04 AM
Dave Verstraete!

Also....For everyone else Steve Garrison wants you to know that his gear making technique will be on sale through this weekend for $24.99

Mike Wellner
06-20-2009, 2:45 PM
Count me in