Spoked wheel jig

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Project by diggerdelaney posted 10-17-2015 11:17 PM 2173 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I need to make some spoked wheels for a toy project so knocked this up to drill the holes in the centre boss. The dividing plate has numbers punched every other hole to make it easy to drill the right amount of holes, so I can drill as many as I want as long as it can be divided into 24 It now takes less than 5 minutes to cut the boss blank, mount it and drill 12 holes. Now I have to get and make some wheels and build a project from them.
The wood I used was not that good for the test but still very happy with the results.

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#1 posted 10-17-2015 11:53 PM

Now that’s a first class job from a first class bloke, very well done Derek….TOP MARKS…

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#2 posted 10-17-2015 11:56 PM

Pretty Clever!
Thanks for sharing!

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#3 posted 10-18-2015 12:10 AM

Super cool jig!

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#4 posted 10-18-2015 01:56 AM

Clever Jig-Anyone remember Tinker toy hubs?

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#5 posted 10-18-2015 07:19 AM

nice jig !

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#6 posted 10-18-2015 08:04 AM

Thanks for sharing!

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#7 posted 10-18-2015 12:03 PM

Beautiful indexing jig!! Nice going!!

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#8 posted 10-18-2015 12:25 PM

That is a nice jig, how many of these do you need to make?? I wouldn’t go all the length of making a jig cut up all nice like that if it was a couple of wheels, but if you’re going into a small production line, they yeah, sure, why not :)

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#9 posted 10-18-2015 02:01 PM

Very nice I have had some issues with spoked wheels in the past you might have hit on a quick and easy solution
well done

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#10 posted 10-18-2015 02:09 PM

Thanks all

That is a nice jig, how many of these do you need to make?? I wouldn t go all the length of making a jig cut up all nice like that if it was a couple of wheels, but if you re going into a small production line, they yeah, sure, why not :)

- YuvalLahav

Not a great amount to be made but enough to make it worth the effort to make the jig

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#11 posted 10-18-2015 03:16 PM

This is a great looking jig and will make a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 10-18-2015 10:22 PM

great idea with that expanding center! makes it easy to use for a couple different size hubs. cool cool cool

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#13 posted 10-22-2015 09:59 AM

Great jig Derek.

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#14 posted 06-13-2016 01:51 PM

Thanks for the write up just what I needed to start making one.

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