Based on the technology of face gear shaping, the tooth surface design and geometry were investigated that include tooth generation, limiting inner and outer radii. The computer were applied to simulated tooth contact analysis and transmission ratio of gear drive. A novice method is proposed for face gear generated by use of a general shaper. A face gear with 77 teeth was generated successfully by the shaper. For the purpose to certificate the bearing contact of gear drive, an experimental investigation was also developed in the bevel gear meshing machine. The results show the experimental bearing contact of face gear drive is correspondence to the computerized design, which validated the feasibility of face gear shaping by a general shaper.