Category Archives: Ratchet/Gear

Ratchet Teeth

When I made my first reel design, I had to find a way to make a serviceable ratchet. First there was the problem of what material to use; this blog has several post on material testing. But there was also … Continue reading

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Life Test of Pawl and Ratchet

To find better materials for the ratchet and pawl, I made this test fixture from a 25 rpm gearmotor. Initially the ratchet is 642 bronze and the pawl is 6061T6 aluminum. I expect the aluminum to wear quickly. May try … Continue reading

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GearĀ Cutting

As I started to fish my newly made reel this spring, I found that the original ratchet and pawl were wearing quickly, as evidenced by brass particles inside the reel back plate. I posted this problem to Rod and Reel … Continue reading

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