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Blog entry by crowie posted 08-21-2016 09:53 PM 1255 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Toy Wheel Cutters availability question please….

While I use many shop bought wooden toy wheels, I also like to make my own using a profiled T/C wheel cutter.
I have a couple of sizes but am looking for different profiles.
Downunder there seems to only be a two suppliers of cutters so I’m hoping some of our LumberJock friends from across the world can direct me to possible North American and European sources, thank you.

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



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#1 posted 08-21-2016 10:40 PM

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#2 posted 08-21-2016 11:12 PM

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#3 posted 08-22-2016 12:09 AM

G’day Peter. Sorry Mate, but I don’t have any experience with Toy Wheel Cutters. I have however been thinking about getting some. I think CARBA TEC sell them, but from memory there was only two sizes available. I will do some research and see what I can find….If I have any luck I’ll send you the info.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#4 posted 08-22-2016 03:16 AM

Crowie, Have you thought about putting some small tricycle wheels into a washing machine with cheap detergent… that should shrink them… Works for all my clothes.

Sorry bud, even in Victoria our choices are no better than up north.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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#5 posted 08-22-2016 06:26 AM

Hi Crowie, not too long ago I was looking at a post about someone who was making his own profile wheel cutter. It was for cutting wheels on a lathe and he had made a special tool rest to clamp used blade from a jointer, which in turn was ground (grinded?) to the shape for the wheel.

Pretty sure it was on the woodwork forums

Did a quick search but can’t seem to find it.

If my memory serves me right, he was also offering to make them on order, priced to cover costs.

Wish I could find it, serves me right for not saving these links.

-- Tony, Australia, http://www.wooden-toy-plans.com/

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#6 posted 08-22-2016 06:38 AM

Woo Hoo found the link – here it is How I make my tractor wheels by KBs PensNmore.

The images are a bit small, but if you scroll down to 1st Feb 2014, you will find enlarged versions.

-- Tony, Australia, http://www.wooden-toy-plans.com/

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#7 posted 08-22-2016 08:11 AM

A dragons ball bit might be worth looking at and it should do it, not really designed to make wheels though unless your making a water bike!

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 08-22-2016 10:14 AM

Thanks Gents for the input thus far…
The dragon ball cutters would do the job thanks Rob.
I already have 2 profiles T/C Toy Wheel Cutters from each of McLings & Carbitool ranges similar to thoses in the photos I attached; they seem to be the only Aussie suppliers.
I’m looking for different profiles so hopefully now the rest of the world is up and about we may get some more local input from there home areas….

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

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#9 posted 08-22-2016 10:15 AM

Peter,
Couldn’t find much on the net. I was hoping for something that had various shapes and sizes of wheels to make.

http://www.sharpedge.com.au/contents/en-us/d120_Toy_Wheel_Cutters.html

There may be something on this site of interest to you.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#10 posted 08-22-2016 10:22 AM



Peter,
Couldn t find much on the net. I was hoping for something that had various shapes and sizes of wheels to make.

http://www.sharpedge.com.au/contents/en-us/d120_Toy_Wheel_Cutters.html

There may be something on this site of interest to you.

Regards,

Cliff.

- Cliff

Thanks Cliff, Nice shop…. The wheel cutters are Carbitool!!

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

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#11 posted 08-22-2016 11:11 AM

Can’t help Crowie, hope you find a supplier.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#12 posted 08-22-2016 11:13 AM

Crowie, I haven’t been totally idle and occasionally try to be constructive other than just smart rrs comments… Had a good ”surfondanet” but couldn’t find anything more revolutionary than the standard revolving wheel cutters, which you already have.

Damned if I can suggest where you can stick a lathe… However, every woodworker needs a good turn and should have one, if you could find some spot amongst all those stickers, I think Kryn’s cutters (as per Tony’s link above) idea might be the way to go. That way you would have unique wheels and can duplicate. One of these two way engineer’s vice

mounted to the lathe bed would give you micro adjustment capabilities (the picture gives the concept.. design is still on a slow boat to SketchUp).

I guess a lathe and a vice may be a tad dearer than a proprietary wheel cutter and the shaping of some cutter blades would take time, but then again I like spending other peoples money and wasting their time.

PS. I’m assuming that there isn’t a lathe hiding somewhere not identified in your workshop’s pictures.

PPS. What’s a dragon ball cutter and what type of armour do you need for protection?

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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crowie

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#13 posted 08-23-2016 05:36 AM

Not a wood-turning lathe anywhere hidden in my shop as I don’t have the room…..

I looked up “dragon ball cutter”, it’s a special type of router bit
https://www.amazon.com/Cutting-Straight-Shank-Dragon-Router/dp/B00PZYU0E2

Anyways gents, I’ll still keep looking….

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

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#14 posted 08-24-2016 01:00 PM

This what It looks like

And oddly enough it produces dragon balls.

Its a big bit of kit for obvious reasons and usually come in pairs (bit of humour)

I did have some years ago a rosette cutter from Carba tec which had a set of different profile cutter blades

-- Regards Robert

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#15 posted 08-24-2016 02:40 PM

Thanks for the heads up robsc’. I was a bit worried that there might be an angry Mrs. Dragon trying to ignite some slow running elderly woodworkers.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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