Had our annual Yule gathering on the 21st (The Solstice). Part of the festivities was for a chocolate fountain.
Alas, turned out the fountain failed. Upon closer inspection, I found the drive gear had split in two.
Was told, “eh, you can probably get one on the cheap out there somewhere.” I have no idea what these things cost, as this one was a gift to the Lady of the House years ago. I am not inclined to buy a new thing to replace one that was used once every few years… So, I said “Nope, I’ll fix this thing. If for no other reason than principle.”
This is the broken drive gear:
Prototype Gear (3rd Iteration) Wood:
Acrylic Repair Gears:
Stacked gears in place on the drive shaft (x3):
Assembled and operational:
Thought some may find this interesting. If not, I’ll slide back to the line of non posters avoiding the flack and flames.