Well after so long with nothing at all to report on this project the progress is dizzying
Bank holiday today (sorry Scotland didnt mean to rub it in
) so first off went around my mates to use his bandsaw to rip a bit of wood into 6mm strips one of which I wrapped in plastic and inserted the pipe from a wallpaper steamer in one end so I could make a circle for the decorated top bit. While at mates workshop I made use of his sander to clean up some little laminates I made as supports for the middle of the cams.
Once I got home I did the circle which took a bit of work as the wood I had was some old stuff which had nail holes and these made keeping a circle difficult I may have to redo this with some better wood but we will see. I glued the supports to the top and once dry I made the channels that the cam wire sits in.
I am still a little unsure how best to secure the gears to the wire, I am thinking of soldering them together but any ideas would be listened to.