firstly thanks for your response earlier.
The machine you have made is impressive! It is very big though ... I live in a small flat and my workshop is next to the fire escape. Not much good if it rains, but great for chatting with the neighbours and meeting all the local dogs!
I haven't any access to CNC devices, so am using a different gearing utility - old bicycle gears (and chains). Where I live in the Netherlands, people seem ready to abandon a bicycle frequently enough that I have a small supply of them now.
As to my lever-reduction gadget I will see what I can do regarding drawings and ideas in the next few days. I have puzzled over it for a long time now, and have no real ideas at all. They all seem to get tangled up in the middle, so the only way is to make one and see if it works - make it in cardboard of course ;-)
PS I also have a sensible stack of decent plywood for making machines now too!
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