Decorative Gear Collection

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Decorative Gear Collection by pleppik Sep 1, 2012
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If you want to be steampunk, you have to have the right gear!

And the right gear is sure to be found somewhere in this collection.

This is a collection of different gears, designed for the benefit of my wife and several other people I know who like steampunk. These gears are intended to be purely decorative--I did not design them with any practical considerations at all (i.e. strength, meshing properly, etc.)


There are four types of spokes: spoke, double spoke, spiral, and wavy.

There are three types of teeth: round, pointed, and square. Round teeth are small and rounded. Pointed teeth are larger and come to a point at the tip. Square teeth are long and skinny with square ends and large spaces between teeth.

Gears come in four sizes: 1, 2, 3, and 4 inch (these are nominal sizes. The actual diameter with the teeth is larger).

All gears are 3mm thick

If you're counting, there are 48 total variations in this collection. I supplied a ZIP file containing all the STLs for convenience if you want to grab the bunch.

I'm open to suggestions for additional spoke and tooth templates if you have an idea which is really distinctive from something already here.

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Thank you very much!

Really nice Gears!

Looks supper cool !! I'm gonna make them. Thanks.

Really great toolbox, especially for steampunk-ish prop design. Thanks!

Hi, Would LOVE a DXF output zip file equivalent of all the gears and others as well for use in a laser engraver to cut wood, plastic or leather... And help would be highly appreciated... thx

That would be cool, but I don't have a good workflow to convert all 48 files to DXF en masse. You can try using an STL to DXF converter to convert the files you want to print.

how did you created the wheels? which program did you use?

I use a program called ViaCAD. It has a radial duplicate tool I used to copy the tooth templates in a circle to make the basic gear shape, then I copied and merged the different spoke patterns to create the final gears.