: You could make some gears yourself out of "alumilite". I think it'd be
: at least stronger than plastic.
--Despite the allusion to strength in the name there isn't any
metal in Alumilite. OTOH it *is* really neat stuff: it's a 2-part
liquid that, when combined, sets into hard plastic in about 3 to 5
minutes. Generates a lot of heat while doing so, so don't make molds
from anything that's likely to melt or fall apart. It's very useful for
making small solid objects, but I've never tried to use it to make
things like gears with teeth. Well worth getting some, tho, just to do
the experiment; you'll think of a lot of uses for the stuff.
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