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Re-Inventing the Wheel . . or Tire?!

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Re-Inventing the Wheel . . or Tire?!
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A couple months ago, while building on my new woodworking shop at our cabin, I was pummeled by flying dirt when one of the tires on my air compressor exploded. Obviously a weak spot . . or too much filling?!

Since the compressor was sitting on the ground between a couple of the main floor beams and about 150’ from its storage spot in the back of the cabin, I had to devise a means of moving the rather heavy machine.

With the aid of a compass, drill, bandsaw and table sander, I found a workable solution. Next trip to the cabin I changed out to an original rubber tire . . . which is much easier to roll across the rocky ground!

I did, however keep the spare.





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#1 posted 09-24-2014 10:58 PM

Great idea

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#2 posted 09-25-2014 06:43 AM

Sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do to get the job done.

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#3 posted 09-25-2014 08:10 AM

send photo of the spare!!

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 10-01-2014 02:09 PM

The “spare” is the wood wheel.

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#5 posted 10-01-2014 02:27 PM

That’s creative and it worked.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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