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Toy Construction #210: Ford van #2 Playing with some wheels

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Blog entry by htl posted 06-14-2018 11:21 PM 1882 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 209: Ford van #2 Glue up Part 210 of Toy Construction series Part 211: Ford van #2 Just about there »

I LOVE to make wheels I don’t know why but this is the one place I can have some fun.

My spoke wheel making blog is here but I went just a tad different to get the model A look.

Since I’m building the 1929 ford van I’m trying for some Model A Wheels.
They should look like this.

Well here’s what I came up with today with a little trial and error.
Now if I can just make four that are close to the same.

I’ve all ways had trouble getting things marked up and I usually glue the pattern to the wood but it always seems to get off center so I just bolted the pattern to the bottom marked it and on to the next rim.
I found a clock pattern that was just what I needed for the spokes since I needed 60 marks for this build.

I still need to make some rubber and treads but it’s coming together.

They’re a long way from perfect the stinking drill bit has a mind of it’s own at times. lol

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ralbuck

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#1 posted 06-14-2018 11:55 PM

*FANTASTIC LOOKING WHEELS!”

Way past my patience or abilities too!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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sras

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#2 posted 06-15-2018 12:48 AM

Wow

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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crowie

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#3 posted 06-15-2018 04:18 AM

They look great Bruce; a very clever design. Well done sir.

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

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htl

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#4 posted 06-15-2018 04:26 AM

Thanks guys, it’s time for bed for me. LOL

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robscastle

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#5 posted 06-15-2018 09:43 AM

You know, all this work on wheels is inspiring to give it a try, so I will see if I can make a 3 spoker
Standby

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 06-15-2018 02:29 PM

Best looking wheels I have seen.

-- Julian

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htl

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#7 posted 06-16-2018 11:29 PM

Putting a little shape to them.

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GR8HUNTER

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#8 posted 06-17-2018 02:32 AM

oh I like these wheels and tires almost identical to model A …. GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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htl

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#9 posted 06-17-2018 03:15 AM

ALL Most!!! All Most!!! What you talking about Wilber?
Them’s just about as close as you can get here in Alabama with a bum drill bit, and busted glasses. lol
I think it’s passed my bed time.

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crowie

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#10 posted 06-18-2018 06:33 AM

First class wheels bruce… look like the real deal..very well done sir!!

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

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