|Project by George_SA||posted 05-12-2015 11:02 AM||2702 views||9 times favorited||7 comments|
I’m busy making an toy lorry as a gift for friends son who is turning 1 in August. Making the wheels has been somewhat of a problem. Unfortunately toy wheels can’t be purchased in South Africa like in the US. You either make them or do without them. I wanted to put my lathe to work, but that will involve it’s own problems as I don’t have any chucks for it and I would like to do some face turning on the wheel.
I asked some advice on the woodturning forum a few weeks back which gave me a few other ideas. In the end I decided to cut the blanks for the wheel with a hole saw and then finish them up in the “Drill Powered Toy Wheel making Lathe” which I cobbled together yesterday. It clamps to the bench and can be easily stowed afterwards. The drill is held tight with a wedge clamp in the back to facilitate ease of removal from the jig when it is not in use as I don’t want to dedicate the drill permanently to a jig that will be used on an infrequent basis.
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