I’m still playing with the tires trying out some different ideas.
Here’s what I came up with today.
They’re a long way from perfect,
There’s quite a learning curve building wheels and come next time they’ll be much better.
I like these a lot, may drill the back ones deeper so the centers set deeper but it’s getting close.
I had some 1 1/2 tires sitting around waiting for some thing to do so I put them to work to see if they might be the ones.
I used this picture to mark off the five holes, just set the tire over the picture and got the 5 marks.
I tried drilling it free hand and the drill would snake around because I’m drilling at the edge of the tire.
So using that same jig that I used for band sawing the treads, I clamped it to the drill press table so it wouldn’t move, set the tire over the dowel and driller the 5 holes, now that’s much better.
I believe the Forstner bits will be the best way to go drilling them.
After that I sanded them till they fit the wheel hole.
SS to the rescue.
One more day rounding the edges and finding the best look then well be making the trans axial and may play with some ideas for springs.
Front tires on the left backs on the right.
Having fun hope all’s well with you all.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.