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Peterbilt truck #14: Rear wheel rims

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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 03-03-2015 12:40 PM 1468 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A lot of picture,s Making the rear wheel rims.

Standard you use an axle peg for mounting a wheel on the axle. On the picture below you can see this on the left side. This time I made a long dowel and with a press fit it is glued in the wheel. You can see this on the right side of the picture:

I made the rims out of two pieces. The first one is a disk. After sanding it to the right diameter I had to drill a lot of holes in it. Total I needed 16 rims and each rim disk has 21 holes and that makes 336 holes to drill. Below you see the disk on the drill press:

After drilling I removed the paper templates with thinner and this is the clutter:

And this are the clean discs:

Then I put toothpicks in the small holes. This toothpicks are about 1,7 mm and the holes I made are 1,4 mm in diameter. This toothpicks has to propose the bolts:

Then the sticks were cut:

And on the backside I did a small drop of CA glue:

After drying I sanded the toothsticks to the required lenght and also made axles of 6 mm dowels:

After mounting and sanding the axle to the required lenght I glued the discs into the wheels:

After making and mounting the discs it was time to make the rings. After glued a template on the wood I drilled 30 mm holes in it:

Then I sanded the holes:

After bandsawing:

Sanding the outside:

And after gluing it into the wheels here the final results:

Thanks for wathing

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?



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albachippie

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#1 posted 03-03-2015 01:06 PM

This is amazing, great work Dutchy. Your accuracy is admirable!

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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#2 posted 03-03-2015 02:14 PM

Thank you Garry. The accuracy is also time consuming :)

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#3 posted 03-03-2015 02:17 PM

o.O wow I have been following this thread and its been getting more and more amazing!

-- New to working and learning as much as I can :D

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#4 posted 03-03-2015 02:36 PM

Looking good. I cna’t believe you are on installment 14 already. I had to go back and review your previous posts to make sure I hadn’t missed any. I’m looking forward to the steering axle on the truck.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Dutchy

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#5 posted 03-03-2015 03:54 PM

Thank you arvanlaar. Nice to hear that you are following this thread.

Thank you Bruce. What you wrote makes me believe it isn,t boring.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#6 posted 03-03-2015 05:14 PM

Looking good Jan. Going to see the next installment now.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 03-03-2015 05:26 PM

Thanks Mike.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#8 posted 03-03-2015 09:33 PM

A lot of messing around to make those wheels, but the overall appearance when done will be well worth the aggravation. You doing things right my Dutch friend

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#9 posted 03-03-2015 09:58 PM

Thanks Brian, yes indeed a lot of work.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#10 posted 03-03-2015 10:01 PM

You have a whole heap of patience and the result is so good sir…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#11 posted 03-03-2015 10:09 PM

Crowie I never had a lot of patience and now I,m retired I learning to be.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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hookfoot

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#12 posted 03-04-2015 12:49 AM

One step at a time. Slow steps are the best.

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