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An other type of wheel for wooden model

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Project by studeag posted 703 days ago 1263 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After many try, I finaly came up with an other kind of wheel for woodem truck model. They are 3 parts model, a disk, a rim and the tire. The tire is made from oak, treated with vinegar and steel to blacken it. The disk and rim could be made from any wood spiecies you want to use.

You can use the wheels for front or rear on the model you build, just reverse them.

They can be done on a lathe with a lot of patience or as I did; I had many tools made specialy to cut them as I make a lot of model and need many wheels.

-- http://www.woodcollectortoys.com





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hunter71

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#1 posted 702 days ago

Interesting. I do something similar using the [tire] wood for the base and drilling out the center and adding another wood type. Thanks for sharing your method. Great when LJ’s work together sharing ideas.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Loucarb

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#2 posted 702 days ago

Wow they look like the real thing. Well done

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toyguy

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#3 posted 702 days ago

very nice…..........

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Ryan Haasen

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#4 posted 702 days ago

Those are awesome! I have no idea how you made those without using a lathe.

-- Ryan

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getlostinwood

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#5 posted 702 days ago

Very good looking wheels, just a note only should have 10 holes for the lugs. Sorry it’s just the trailer peddeler in me. These wouls also be great on trailer models.

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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studeag

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#6 posted 702 days ago

You’r right, I didn’t have the indexer for 10 holes, I will make one shortly. Thank you for the comments. For the trailer, I will ajust the outer holes.

-- http://www.woodcollectortoys.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 702 days ago

Nice work. why did you make the wheel and rim separate?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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majuvla

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#8 posted 702 days ago

This is awsome.Outstanding details

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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burntwood

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#9 posted 702 days ago

Very Nice!

-- ..."When everyone is thinking the same... Someone isnt thinking." ... George S Patton

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anobium

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#10 posted 702 days ago

This is amazing. Do you want to share how you made them? I would be interested

-- Whoever finds mistakes can keep them. English is a foreign language to me.

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wiswood2

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#11 posted 702 days ago

Toys &joys shows you how to do that with two wheels They have them on a lot of their semi plans,a lot less work.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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Raymond

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#12 posted 702 days ago

Great job, I have a jig that I made for making spoked wheels. They can be so expensive, I usually make them in batches of 50.

-- Ray

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Raymond

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#13 posted 702 days ago

Great job, I have a jig that I made for making spoked wheels. They can be so expensive to buy and time consuming to make so I usually make them in batches of 50.

-- Ray

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HorizontalMike

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#14 posted 624 days ago

Wow! Great modeling skills. Cool!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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