Making Parts To Connect The Orrery Gear Train
Now that the gears for the Orrery are made we must determine the center-to-center distance between them in order to get a good mesh with a minimum amount of friction. There are formulas available to calculate these distances, but they are theoretical. The method shown in the next video results in very accurate measurements.
Depthing: Finding The Center Distance Between Gears In The Orrery
Making Washers and Bearings For The Orrery From PTFE Rod
UPDATE: I later decided to make these parts .015″ thinner and used a PTFE Delrin composite.
Aligning Multiple Vises and Milling a Keyslot For The Orrery’s Main Shaft
Milling The Idler Gear and Planet Arms For The Orrery
Using A Lathe Mounted Dremel Tool To Cut Small Rods For The Orrery