An other type of wheel for wooden model

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Project by studeag posted 09-17-2012 11:59 PM 2251 views 9 times favorited 15 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.

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#1 posted 09-18-2012 12:13 AM

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.

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#2 posted 09-18-2012 12:13 AM

Wow they look like the real thing. Well done

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#3 posted 09-18-2012 12:45 AM

very nice…..........

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 09-18-2012 01:48 AM

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

-- Ryan

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#5 posted 09-18-2012 01:52 AM

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.

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#6 posted 09-18-2012 02:09 AM

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.

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#7 posted 09-18-2012 02:51 AM

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

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

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#8 posted 09-18-2012 04:41 AM

This is awsome.Outstanding details

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#9 posted 09-18-2012 11:24 AM

Very Nice!

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#10 posted 09-18-2012 12:04 PM

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

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#11 posted 09-18-2012 04:09 PM

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, wiswood2

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#12 posted 09-18-2012 09:24 PM

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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#13 posted 09-18-2012 09:25 PM

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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#14 posted 12-05-2012 04:39 PM

Wow! Great modeling skills. Cool!

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

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#15 posted 01-03-2015 11:26 PM

Those would be great in my son in laws tire shop /not on a real semi rig but for customer to look at not that I need any other ideas ,perhaps a wooden big rig . We get enough of those in

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