Took some pictures of the Rims and tires during the build, so I figured i would blog it.
First I located a rim that I liked on the web that was a perfect frontal picture. This is what I started with.
I printed it out then shrank to a size I wanted on the copy machine.
To make the outside ring of the rim i used a Hole saw and forstner bit. I start with the hole saw only going about 1/4 of an inch or so. (I use a 2 1/8 hole saw bit )
Now I cut out the center with the forstner bit. ( I use a 1 3/4 bit)
Now I go back and finish the cut with the hole saw, using the previous kerf as a guide to finish the cut. I rout the inside edge of the rim with a cove bit
I do this same process for the tires as well. (2 3/4 hole saw bit and a 2 1/4 forstner bit) I currently do not have a 2 1/4 forstner bit so i cut the center out o the scroll saw and sanding out on the oscillating sander.
I do not rout the inside edge of the tire.
Now I drill out the holes from the rim template and cut out the center shape. (I used 1/4 thick stock)
(I added small strips of cherry to each post of the center piece to accent, (cut from 1/8 thick stock) glued them in place, once dry sanded to desired thickness)
Now I sand the center piece to fit the rim ring.
Add the tire to the rim assembly and rout a the edge of the tire with a cove bit.
Add toothpicks for lugs, and more sanding as needed.
I’m not at home so I am only recalling the bit sizes I will check when I get home and if you need them let me know.
-- Is "Good Enough " really ever good enough?