Making Wire Gears

This wire-bending tool was designed to simplify and standardize the gear making process. Each new gear is catalogued by recording the tool settings, pin positions and amount of wire used.  This makes it is easy to duplicate or modify any wire gear.  The second tool shown is a simple device for centering the gear and spot-welding the spokes.

Tool and jig making has always been an integral and joyful part of my sculpture making process.