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Toy costruction #52: 32 Lincoln Kb 2.5 Spent the day making A wheel.

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Blog entry by htl posted 05-16-2016 10:59 PM 1223 reads 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 51: 32 Lincoln Kb I know not the truck Part 52 of Toy costruction series Part 53: Making a spoked wheel »

The lincoln Kb needs some wheels and not just any wheels but the stock wheels that come with it when new.
Something like this 1932 Lincoln KB Roadster.
But I don’t know about them white walls. LOL

Can it be done well I did it once took me all day hope I can get better on my next 7 tries.

But first need to catch up on how the cars coming along. [What was done Saturday]
Now hardly any thing is glued up, there are quite a few part that need gluing then shaping and then add another part glue shape you get the idea.


Ok it’s time for the rim I didn’t even get to the tire but the rim is quite the project in itself!!!

This is just my first try so be kind.
I will need to do a lot more clean up to get them usable.
The oak you see on the out side will be the tire when cut out, should come out to be 2 3/4” when done.

I spent half the day making parts and the other half trying to figure out how to get the spoke pattern right.
As you can see it’s all in the spokes.
There’s probable a hundred ways to do this but this is what I came up with.
I’ve made enough parts for 8 tires and rims so maybe by the time I get the first 4 made it will all come together.

Here’s all the tires and rims cut out, and there’s some great parts that came from the center of cuts that will make some great tires later on.

Here’s all the parts needed.

So I spent the whole day and got one rim done. OUCH!!!But I’ve got it kinda figured out so should speed up from here.

That’s all folks.

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



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bruce317

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#1 posted 05-17-2016 12:31 AM

Bruce,
SUPER KOOL!!!! Please explain how you figured out where to drill holes for spokes. After you tell me how, then I’ll steal your idea. Which happens to be a very good one!!!

-- Bruce - Indiana

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 05-17-2016 02:56 AM

A Train track would be quicker and easier… but for rimmed tYres.. brilliant.

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

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htl

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#3 posted 05-17-2016 03:04 AM

Bruce just search the net it’s on there and then make it your own.
No need to steal, it’s on there to be used and improved.
I’ve seen this tip for a while but never thought I would get up the nerve to try it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpmuusMTl-o

Even with this help it’s still quite an interesting project.
As you see in my pictures I had to do it a little different to get it to work for me.
I could make a how to but lets see if anyone is interested first.

LOL I’ve got to get it all strait in my head first.
The sad thing is the pictures just don’t do it justice

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

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Dutchy

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#4 posted 05-17-2016 05:18 AM

I was waiting for this moment.

And I realy like this. Looks much more better then the T&J ones. They are so cute. Thanks Bruce for this nice tire contribution.

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

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htl

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#5 posted 05-17-2016 01:20 PM

Thanks dutch coming from you it means a lot.
I figured you and Ducky would find this interesting and just the right touch for the car.
Now I need to come up with a simple tread design.
I don’t think they had many choices back then, will need to look in to that.
I really need to thin the rims down but I already have the tires cut to fit.
I built these using what hole saw cutter sizes I had on hand so what you see is what I had.
With the SS I can easily sand the disks down to fit in a hole so it’s the hole saw sizes that I have to work from that dictates the sizes of the rims.
I guess I could try to cut a perfect hole but it’s so much easier to do it with hole saw blades,and they come out uniform every time.
So once I have a size drilled out with the hole saw I can make as many as I need then set the SS up for sanding to that size and again I can make all I need in one sitting.

Mass Production at it’s best.

And it still took a whole day, of course there was the many times I sat there scratching my head thinking what needed to come next. LOL

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

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 05-17-2016 01:35 PM

Very well done on very a comlacated project.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dee1

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#7 posted 05-17-2016 01:40 PM

Wow I am impressed love the spokes well done
Dee1

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bruce317

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#8 posted 05-17-2016 03:00 PM

Bruce,
Thanks for the U Tube. That really helps. You have made the best looking wheels I’ve seen. Joking about stealing, but would truly love to use your wheels on a up coming build.
Bruce

-- Bruce - Indiana

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htl

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#9 posted 05-17-2016 06:17 PM

Bruce I knew what you meant I’ve use those words my self on some of Dutchys projects. Make them yours by adding something new and interesting That I can steal!!!

-- 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 05-17-2016 08:57 PM

Hardly anything is new these days, we just build on other people ideas, that’s what so great about a site like this you find so many great ideas that are new to you and me, different ways of doing things.
Back when I got into wood working back in the 1970s there were a few books and mags out to help the wood worker.
Years ago it used to make me mad in a way, I would work hard to figure some thing out in wood working and show me helper or a friend and boom they were doing it no problem.

It’s kind a like this wheel video, to figure it out our selves it can be done but would take a lot of work.
We see the video and boom we can do it we now have the in sight needed to get er done.
It’s still not easy but we have what we need the understanding behind the project.
Just my $.02

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

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crowie

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#11 posted 05-18-2016 09:36 AM

First Class Wheels & Tyres for one beautiful vehicle… They’ll set the model off a treat…very well done Bruce!!

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 05-19-2016 09:24 AM

Ducky is impressed!

However,

... Now I need to come up with a simple tread design…

Are you contemplating a new fangle-dangled tread design for the train TRACKs???? Is that your delay?

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 05-19-2016 09:30 AM


...the project. Just my $.02…

Keep up these great posts and I’ll raise your salary to $.03 and not tell your wife about it so you can spend it all on yourself :-).

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 05-19-2016 09:30 AM

Accidentally duplicated the previous post and couldn’t delete this one.

Lost for words… unlike me. No there was no cussing or profanities or dumb statements… unlike me.

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

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htl

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#15 posted 05-19-2016 01:45 PM

LOL I tried to duplicate like you did but put it on the wrong page. LOL
Jumping around like this is getting me dizzy.

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

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