Gear Decor

September 28th, 2008 in member junk     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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Bought this in Buffalo at Yesterdays Charm an Ocassional sale.  Loved the architectural element it provides.
Shown in a grouping at our cabin.
Bought this in Buffalo at Yesterdays Charm an Ocassional sale.  Loved the architectural element it provides.

Bought this in Buffalo at "Yesterday's Charm" an Ocassional sale.  Loved the architectural element it provides.

Sometimes I fall in love with something and simply have to have it. Such was the case with this vintage wood wheel cog. These were used for sand casting for gears.

The gear found a home temporarily at our cabin, but may move back to our primary home in the future.

posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, black

Comments (13)

MimiToria writes: Marge-
I'm glad you posted, I couldn't remember the name of your shop. Sorry! I just love my gear I bought from you, and thanks about the wall color. It is our cabin and the former owner was a Harley fan, thus the color. It is being used with black/brown and other warm colors to tone it down. Such a great paint job, I couldn't hardly change it, but decided to learn to love it and it does add a lot of warmth.
Welcome to the site, I hadn't noticed your posting before.
Gretchen Posted: 9:06 pm on November 22nd
mschuey2 writes:
I was looking through all the great creations and found your gear wall display with the sand cast gear patterns.The wall color is awesome! It really lets the beauty of the gear patterns pop.
I am down to my last 20 patterns for sale at Yesterdays Charm.
I will be sad to see them go.Not only are they great art,When they are all sold and no longer out in the public circulation,We will have closed a chapter in history.
Thanks for keeping a part of their history alive.
Mschuey2 Posted: 9:01 pm on November 22nd
cedarshake_79 writes: This is such a cool idea!! Posted: 1:09 pm on November 22nd
Debbiejean writes: Great idea! I love the way you put it in an arrangement for the wall. My husband just brought me one similiar to yours except it has a handle on it, so I am looking for ideas. Thanks for sharing yours.
debbie Posted: 10:43 pm on October 7th
suewhitney writes: Here is a wonderful idea from one of our very talented members! This is so cool Gretchen. Thanks so much for sharing this with everyone. Gear molds are among my favorite things to collect. You've done a fabulous job with this display. Thanks again!

Be well,

Posted: 11:39 am on September 28th
Chovey writes: Why can't I find one of these in Tennessee???? Love it!
cynthia Posted: 8:48 pm on September 24th
grandmaper writes: The grouping is gorgeous, and your wall color is yummy. Posted: 6:14 pm on September 24th
MimiToria writes: Lannete-
Look in the books Sue wrote, as she has several shown in her books from her home and how she displays them. I love the ones she has on her magnificant fireplace.
This whole wheel is wood, it isn't metal at all. Is yours metal? Mine is very light weight, kind of like what driftwood is typically like. Posted: 5:00 pm on September 24th
CottageElements writes: Hi, Gretchen. I picked one of these up at the Bonanza. It has a wood piece on the back of it. Never heard them called a wheel cog, until Julie told me that's what they were called. Haven't done anything with it yet. Maybe I need a few more, don't ya think?

Lanette Posted: 4:11 pm on September 24th
MimiToria writes: Thanks guys! Georgiamoon, next time you're in MN you'll have to head over to Buffalo to a shop that carries these. There is an older guy that is selling them off through consignment and they were used locally to make gears in the olden days. They are great fun! My friend bought 3 for a grouping, but has a larger house to display them in. Sue's are awesome in her house, from the photos I've recently been looking at now that I'm active on this website. Didn't notice them in the past when I went through the books. It amazes me what I miss, and then notice another time.
Christy, were these in a shop downstairs as well as going up the stairways? If so, mine is from the same shop. The name has slipped my mind, but if anyone is interested I could find out the name for sure. Posted: 3:25 pm on September 24th
georgiamoon writes: We don't have gear molds here in far as I can tell anyway, I've never seen one for sale. But I'd buy one if I did. I LOVE them. Sue owns the mother of them all I think... It is a sight to behold. Love seeing all your posts, Geo Posted: 3:20 pm on September 24th
csudderth writes: I love these. I was in Buffalo with the Red Shed Girls for the Junk Bonanza and several bought some of these gear molds. I did not and I'm soooo wishing I had!

Christy Posted: 2:15 pm on September 24th
suewhitney writes: Love these! I must own about 20 of them. Could it be an obsession? Thanks for sharing.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 2:00 pm on September 24th
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