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Toy costruction #25: Making Tires or is it Tyres. LOL

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Blog entry by htl posted 03-13-2016 02:03 AM 930 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 24: Starting to build the Mack LR Truck #1 Plans Part 25 of Toy costruction series Part 26: Tires day 2. »

The spell checker says tire. LOL

Been holding my breath waiting for Dutchy to blog his wheels and the wait was not wasted a great post.
This will help me out when I start sawing out the treads but first I needed to cut out the wheels to round and so that’s what I did today.
Almost exactly like Jan did it but using different tools to accomplish the same exact thing.
The wheels will be 3” or just shy of that.
I had no idea what size to cut the two out sides and center for the wheels but figured 3/8” and 1/4” wheels felt right hoping Jan gives me a thumbs up on that.
So ripped the wood to 3 1/4” and then resawed them on the table saw.
Cut half way though then flip and cut the rest, then hit the planer to clean it up.

I love harbor freight’s $6 feather boards they really come in handy.
Clamp it down and that’s one part of the cut I don’t have to worry about while resawing.

Glued on the pattern for the tires, band saw close to round, drill a center hole and they’re ready to be sanded to round.

Here where the Shop Smith shines!!!
I made a jig to hold the wheels in place and used the SS’s drill press mod with the sanding disk to shape the tire.
I’m able to sand 4 at once to speed things up a little.

As you can see the jig is bolted to the table saw.
I have a bolt, bolted to the jig to hold the wheels down but loose enough to be able to turn them.
Now turn on the saw and with the drill press mod push the sanding disk as hard or softly as I need to safely sand the tires as I turn them.

This is made possible because the SS has a great depth stop for the drill.

So there they are waiting for the next half of Jans blog.

I was planing on making a jig to use the table saw to cut all the treads at once kinda like Jan did in his Hydraulic crane build but Jan’s using the band saw this time and I think I’ll follow his lead again and use the band saw..

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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Dutchy

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#1 posted 03-13-2016 08:18 AM

I like that SS machine. Very handy.Also like to see that your process is similar to mine. I’m sure others are stimulated to start with “toy” building.

BTW you have to remove some rust ;)

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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htl

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#2 posted 03-13-2016 02:21 PM

”BTW you have to remove some rust ;)”
If you would have seen him when I first got it you’d think he was looking a lot better.
He sat in a shed for 25 or more years not talking to any one, so I think he’s just glad to see the light of day and will brighten up as time goes by.
I’m not a keep every thing shiny type of person, keep it oiled and aligned and every things fine, but I will say that since I built my cyclone I like to suck up all the dust and keep it under control more.
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-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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crowie

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#3 posted 03-15-2016 11:52 PM

Sorry Bruce but “downunder” they are spelt ”TYRES”

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 03-28-2016 11:19 AM

The spell checker also says I’m an idiot… doesn’t mean it is 100% correct… LBMB (Laugh Behind My Back)...

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 03-28-2016 11:47 AM

(On return, prompted bi iour #26 blog quotyng “Yf iou’ve got ugli tires iou’ve got an ugli project,”...)
I’ll tri not to knock iour tire spellyng, Y’m gettyng tyred of correctyng Ianki mystakes.

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

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htl

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#6 posted 04-01-2016 02:04 PM

I’m not getting notices of post so just missed this post till now Duck???

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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