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Tractor Trailer Wheels #2: Drive Wheel

12-15-2018 04:55 PM by SouthavenToyMaker | 3 comments »

In this blog I will explain how I currently make the drive wheels for my tractor trailer models. I will say that I use a 2 X 4 for materials and ripped and planned to desired thickness. Each wheel is made from three pieces of 1/4” stock. There are eight drive wheels so twenty four circles are needed. Cutting out a few extra is always a good idea. I cut each piece using a 3” hole saw, a circle cutting jig on the band saw can also be used. ( I personally have found that using the band saw creates more waste) Before cutting out the circles, in at least four of the circles I make shallow hole in the center with an 1 5/8 ” forstner bit. These will be used as the four o...

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