Wooden wheel

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Project by Tichomir Toth posted 05-04-2017 06:13 PM 1070 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made some wooden wheels for my upcoming projects. Outer diameter 25 cm (approx. 10 inch). Material walnut and beech. To the hub I installed bearings. Treated with oil.
Unfortunately, I have not any bandsaw. Therefore, manufacturing was complicated. It consisted of many steps. I’ve attached some photos of the curved tread design.
Because my English is poor, I’m sorry, I did not comment on the photos. I hope they speak for themselves.
Thank you for watching.
All the best!

-- Tichomir Toth, Slovakia,

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#1 posted 05-04-2017 06:28 PM

well done! creative solutions to get that round! good job, I like it!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 05-04-2017 06:38 PM

A lot of work, but a great outcome.

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#3 posted 05-04-2017 06:45 PM

These look great. Nice work.

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

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#4 posted 05-04-2017 07:07 PM

That’s really neat. What are you going to use the wheels for?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#5 posted 05-04-2017 07:26 PM

Awesome job. They look great.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#6 posted 05-04-2017 10:43 PM

You have enclosed bearings so no need to oil them. Just don’t puncture the rubber seals on each side.

You did a very good job building the wheels. I can see lots of hours and lot of thinking went in to building them…


-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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#7 posted 05-04-2017 11:50 PM

Fantastic work!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Tichomir Toth

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#8 posted 05-05-2017 03:42 AM

Thank you all for the words of appreciation!
The next project, where I will use the wheels will be a wooden wagon (similar to the gypsy wagon). Then a wheelbarrow also. For my granddaughter.
Have a nice day!

-- Tichomir Toth, Slovakia,

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#9 posted 05-05-2017 09:48 AM

Tichomir, what a challenging project to take on without a bandsaw. Your large spindle sander certainly can make up for a multitude of small errors. I like your thinking and work-arounds for problems. Can you have a rim of some type? Toys for grandchildren are always a great projects. I am eager to see the wagon and wheelbarrow.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 05-05-2017 02:17 PM

YOU have done a better job then I could have with a bandsaw …...GREAT JOB :<))


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Charlie Kilian

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#11 posted 05-05-2017 03:37 PM

Nice work! Bandsaw? Who needs a bandsaw!? You certainly rose up and met the challenge. That’s impressive stuff.

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#12 posted 05-05-2017 05:26 PM

You did some wonderful and amaizing wheel with amaizing technic used. It would never crossed my mind that way to make it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Tichomir Toth

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#13 posted 05-05-2017 06:42 PM

Al, Tony, Charlie, Ivan,
Thank you for the nice words.

I still do not know what the tire will be. I have no good idea.
Yes, it is a real challenge to manufacture complicated things with essential tools. There is a lot to think about. But it’s worth.

Thank you! Have fun!

-- Tichomir Toth, Slovakia,

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