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Whether consumed by its romantic charm or simply a casual fan of its Victorian sensibilities, thereâ€™s a growing interest in all things steampunk lately. From books, television and films to music, art and design, the desire to â€˜reclaim technologyâ€™ is getting closer and closer to mainstream pop culture. Wherever you find steampunk, youâ€™ll undoubtedly find a gear or two not far behind.
Inside the mechanical mind of a gear artist.
Clayton Boyer specializes in kinetic sculpture -- especially wooden gear clocks -- and he'd like to share his plans with you.
Itâ€™s happened to most manufacturers at one point or another. A defective product comes back from a customer in need of repair. Perhaps a bearing or a gear drive has failed, and the customer simply needs a replacement. Upon further examination, the company realizes it was never one of its products in the first place, but a fabricated copy that snuck into the market. The manufacturing community has been dealing with counterfeit products for decades, but used machinery dealers and Internet shoppers seem to continuously get hit by scam artists.