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Toy Construction #28: Wheels at last finito!!!

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Blog entry by htl posted 03-16-2016 10:28 PM 4286 reads 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 27: Tires time 3 Part 28 of Toy Construction series Part 29: Mack axles »

Finally I will quit adding to these wheels I THINK.

The black wheel at the top is made from all the left over and buggered up parts.
It’s been a great test bed for adding the next part as I feel my way though this.
I have stained it dark to see what that looks like then sanded off the side for the white wall look, so check them out and tell me which way you like.

Here’s the way I started out would have had a dark rim and then some bolts but then I went the other way and never looked back.
The center would have been lower.

Shots of the lag bolt build.
First I marked then set the drill hole so the bit wouldn’t drift.
Then drilled with the smallest bit I had again to stop the drift.
Then bigger bit to drill the holes deep enough for the tooth picks.
The round one was my test part.
Using that simple jig to drill the parts.
Through all this I never did say what wood this was, Cherry.

That’s all folks!

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



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Dee1

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#1 posted 03-16-2016 11:33 PM

Great looking bolt circle great looking wheels
Good job
Dee

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#2 posted 03-17-2016 12:55 AM

I like the wheels, but white-walls on a rig like this???

NAH !

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#3 posted 03-17-2016 02:14 AM

You have done a great job and service for many of us. I like the dark stained to rim.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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htl

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#4 posted 03-17-2016 03:42 AM

Thanks Dee!
Joe I’m not into the white walls either but would look cool on some of them old cars or trucks being built. I would have rounded the side wall a little for that.
Bushmaster I’m with you on that,I do like the looks of the black rim too.

I was just trying a bunch a different things,and now have a better idea of what can be done.
I won’t do any thing more to the wheels till I figure out how the truck wants them.

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

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#5 posted 03-17-2016 07:56 AM

To me it is a useful hint for other type of wheels, but I wouldn’t use the white side for this kind of wheel.

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htl

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#6 posted 03-17-2016 02:07 PM

If and when I make tires again I will be making a jig to gang up the tires tread slices, dowel them together so they don’t move and cut the groves on the table saw.
The table saw gives a much cleaner cut and I will have more control.
I say this having made treads for the excavator, the jig made it fast and much easier.
A lot of this could be my 12” band saw and blade, and as I have said earlier this has been my first real time making nice to me tires so had a lot to learn.
The main problem I was having is I didn’t use a consistent thickness of my lumber. [3 different thicknesses]
I had it in my head that the ends needed to be thicker than the middle treads and this caused me a lot a trouble down near the end. My thinking now is that the thickness stays the same and you get the look by shaping one side or the other or both for the treads.
But there again a lot depends on the look your after.
I used no plans for these wheels just some short how tos for ideas and it was fun but a lot more work than I would have thought.
These are the ramblings of a crazy would be tire maker. lol

Ps One more thought just hit me, keeping the shaping to one side will keep the seam from being down the middle of the tread groove.
It’s logical now but hind sight is always 20-20

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

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#7 posted 03-17-2016 03:50 PM

They look good – wow that’s a lot of holes to drill.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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htl

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#8 posted 03-17-2016 08:16 PM

Northwest
To GET ER DONE you got to cut some wood and drill some holes and a little glue wouldn’t hurt me thinks.
Dutchy
Your right on these rims the white wall just doesn’t get it but on some big thick spoker, can you say cool!!!
And just the other day we got that great spoke making jig how to on here

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

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htl

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#9 posted 03-19-2016 02:40 PM

Some of you may find this interesting.
For planing your own wheels cones and much more.
http://www.blocklayer.com/hub-spokes.aspx

http://www.blocklayer.com/cone-patterns.aspx

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

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htl

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#10 posted 03-20-2016 03:12 AM

And here’s one very interesting.

http://www.blocklayer.com/scale-fixer.aspx

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

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#11 posted 03-20-2016 02:39 PM

htl thank you for that block layer spoke thing I bet I will use that , providing of course I remember where I put it?
now today it is fresh in my mind so no issue tomorrow maybe not so much.
Dee

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htl

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#12 posted 03-21-2016 04:17 PM

Dee1 add it to your favorites page and when you need it just think of wheels and LJ.

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

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