I have been in a discussion with a few folks on Needlebar regarding the future of replacement parts for old machines using 3D printing.
I did some searching on Shapeways(the site i use for 3D printing of stuff) and lo and behold...
This is a top bevel gear for a singer 306... How is that for cool
Printed in Stainless Steel it is $35.52 (currently)
Lots of room for improvement, but what a start.
I have been designing 3D parts on my PC for a while in anticipation of this process.
I may print a couple Wheeler Wilson 8 parts to test them out.