The smallest gear I ever cut

Well, I hope you had an enjoyable holiday. As the year winds down, I thought I would share a picture of the smallest gear I ever cut. It goes on something we call a “platform balance”. It is like a watch escapement that would go on a large pocket watch.

Normally, I send gears out to get recut, if there is a lot of damage to the teeth, but I have a cutter that matched what was left of the broken gear. I made it a little thicker, well, because the original wasn’t quite strong enough.