I am at the point on the 357 that I need to get a crank made and gears mounted.
I would be very interested to see various options for mounting the smaller worm gear on the crankshaft and for support blocks. I made the gears and the small one has no keyway broached yet. Snap rings, collars, etc. there seems to be a lot of choices. I wonder also if a thrust bearing is worth doing. Again, this is from the small gear on the crankshaft, the larger gear I have all sorted out. Ease of disassembly is desired too.
I had not planned on the shaft extending out the opposite side of the housing from the crank but that could change if needed.