May 21, 2016

Construction - Metro Gear Box

Hello everyone!
I just uploaded to YouTube a two part video series showing the construction of the Metro Gear Box.

This box can be made in whatever size you want and in the video I explain how to measure to make sure the box will be the right size to hold whatever you want to put inside.  The video also explains how to measure and make a lid that will fit properly on the box.

The main feature of the box is the moving gear assembly.  I used the new Tim Holtz Gadget Gear #2 die in my version.  These gears will interlock and turn properly.  There may be other gear dies that could work as well, but this is the one with which I am familiar.
I did not make a Materials and Cutting Guide for this project, but here is a list of the materials and tools I used:

- Medium Weight (app. 1/16 inch) Chipboard ( 6 sheets @ 12x12 for a box app. 5 x 8 x 2 1/2)
- 4" of 3/16" dowel
- 2" of 1/4" dowel
- 1" x 6" Tyvek
- One Tim Holtz Faucet Knob
- Four wood wheels 1 1/4" diameter for feet (or whatever you prefer)

- Cropodile
- Big Bite
- Heavy Duty 1/4" Hole Punch
- Sizzix Original Die Circles #4* (cutting 5/8" and 1" holes in chipboard)
  Note: If this die is not available, you will need 5/8" and 1" circle punches and a small amount of light weight chipboard
- Tim Holtz Gadget Gears #2 Die*
* Both of these dies are steel rule dies which can cut through medium weight chipboard

Links to YouTube Videos
- Part 1 of 2 Metro Gear Box Construction
- Part 2 of 2 Metro Gear Box Construction
- Playlist with both videos

If you are interested in making the mini album that was inside the box, please visit Laura Denison's website and look for the Split Paper Bag Mini Album pattern.  I made mine with three of the small Michaels Recollections paper bags.  There are also videos of the construction of the mini album on Laura's site as well.

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!

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