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Shop jigs #4: Cutting out the wheel blanks.

11-08-2018 11:16 PM by htl | 11 comments »

There’s a hundred ways to cut out the blanks for the wheels but here’s my method. It is best to use oak, walnut, and maple is out standing, you need a strong grain so it doesn’t chip.Cutting the treads a little deeper than you need will give you space to sand out any chips, make the wheels a little bigger than needed for this reason also. My wheels need to be 2 1/2” so I ripped down some lumber a little wider than needed. Then at the table saw cut them to thickness, I do it in two step as I don’t like ripping it at full with.Then over to the plainer to clean it up. Now draw a line down the center and with a Pencil Compass draw out the wheels a...

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