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Hand-Cranked Rotary to Reciprocating Linear Motion

I found a neat animation or simulation of this model on YouTube.


Sketchup

I did a concept layout in Sketchup using the gear pitch diameters, to see if the over-all model size would be ok.


I decided this was too big of a model, so I scaled it down some......


Gear Design Generation

I am going to use the new version of the GearDXF program on my computer to make the gears.


The standard scaling factor was .083333 on the spur gears, so I used that ratio to scale the rack gear and it seemed to work, by checking the fit of the rack teeth to the gear teeth.