|Project by ous||posted 03-24-2011 02:27 AM||2270 views||7 times favorited||10 comments|
This posting is more about a method of making white sidewall tire using only a drill press. First I use a piece of cardboard to lay the veneer or thin piece of white wood on. I use Tide-bond 2 mostly. I put a small amount of glue on a different piece of card board and roll it unto a 6 inch paint roller and roll a even application on both the sub structure of Black Walnut and any white wood veneer and then clamp or press. Now here is a cue on what to do with the roller. I roll it tightly in a plastic grocery bag and it keeps until the next application. If the application is small there is general enough glue in the roller for an addition spread with out adding more glue. I can keep the same roller into use for a month. When it starts to not want to turn I put it in a milk jug full of water for a couple weeks, hose it off and let it dry until I need it again. Two rollers will last me a couple of years. The rest is pretty much self explanatory. I do force a dowel slightly oversize onto the wheel , insert it into the drill press and sand the corners. On my toys I use a single axle for both tires. The toy is a combination of a 1963 12 cylinder Jag and a 1935 Cord and for a Great-Grand-Son who is visiting. Please ask questions if I have failed to make this understandable. I want to thank all of you out there for offering your knowledge and skills. What better can we give to another person.
-- Roy Montana