Got it in my head to make the center wheels for the low boy.
I needed some 3/4” oak but found some nice 1”, so started making the wheels and as I was getting half way though it hit me I was not making the center wheels for the trailer but was making some fat boy tires I had been thinking about making.
So the tires may not fit the trailer but hey I like making tires so???
NOTE: There’s really nothing new here just what I did to make these wheels.
Here’s some tire making pictures, using some different shapes so well look just a tad different trying to get the sides looking a little rounder.
I used the hole saw to drill out the axle hole and this also marks the shape for the band saw.
I could have used the hole saw but will be sanding them round and to size so use the band saw it’s faster.
Just showing the axle hole.
Then to the band saw to cut things out.
There’s no need to get real close the sander will fix that.
Then of the the disk sander and the wheel jig.
Now over to the drill press to drill out the center.
I have some store bought 1 1/2” wheels that I use for the centers and found a hole saw blade that just cuts the perfect hole for them to fit without having to sand them, way cool.
Now drilling the shape for the mag wheel rims. 1/4” bit
Now drilling holes for the lug nuts.
I didn’t take any pictures of the shaping of the wheels took quite a bit a time figuring the look I want.
Playing with the idea of having the sides rounded just a little but that will be tomorrow’s project.
After routing them off to the table saw for some treads.
These are supposed to be for the trailer so a simple tread pattern.
The feather board keeps it from moving sideways and if you look close it also keeps it in place near the center of the blade.
The tire pushes against one tooth of the feather board.
So here’s the tires, then off to the black bath.
Is this where black Duckys come from???
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.