Re-Inventing the Wheel . . or Tire?!

  • Advertise with us
Project by aloysius posted 09-24-2014 10:29 PM 1087 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Re-Inventing the Wheel . . or Tire?!
Re-Inventing the Wheel . . or Tire?! No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

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.

5 comments so far

View waho6o9's profile


7124 posts in 2000 days

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

Great idea

View bigblockyeti's profile


3581 posts in 1143 days

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

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

View robscastle's profile


3320 posts in 1627 days

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

send photo of the spare!!

-- Regards Robert

View aloysius's profile


13 posts in 898 days

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

The “spare” is the wood wheel.

View helluvawreck's profile


22700 posts in 2289 days

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

That’s creative and it worked.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics