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jeffswildwood

3056 posts in 1947 days


01-01-2018 11:34 PM

Hi all. For Christmas my Son bought me a set of five old post office box doors. These are the 3X5 (No.1) size. I have made a lot of banks but with this small size, I want to make a post office door truck. I downloaded the free (for $1.00) plans from Rockler as a start then checked on the wheels. Expensive! I watched a lot of videos but would like to make the spoke wheels. If any of the model makers can point me in the right direction or has plans for the wheels or jigs to make them they are willing to share, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".


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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 01-02-2018 12:22 AM

http://toysandjoys.com/w275-dlx-2-3-4-spoke-wheel.html

http://toysandjoys.com/w275-cst-2-3-4-spoke-wheel-heavy.html

OR YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN pretty easy

go here : https://www.blocklayer.com/hub-spokes.aspx
will help you lay out spokes
i made these :

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 01-02-2018 12:23 AM

Can you turn a cup on your lathe (shaped like a highball glass), then slice it into “tires”? If you can do that, the spokes don’t seem too difficult (says the guy with no experience).

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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jeffswildwood

3056 posts in 1947 days


#3 posted 01-02-2018 01:12 AM

Thanks for the response guys. Tony, those look just like what I am after. Yea, I do want to make my own. With the five doors, and the one I picked up last year, I want to gift one, to my mailman and Sons best friend, keep one and sell four. That’s 24 wheels! Dave, that’s an option I may try. I seen a video for a jig to drill the center hub for the spokes. Instead of turning a cup and cutting I may cut oversized circles from .75 stock and lathe them down to diameter.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 01-02-2018 01:18 AM

sure you dont want some wheels in fenders or underneath the model :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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jeffswildwood

3056 posts in 1947 days


#5 posted 01-02-2018 01:33 AM



sure you dont want some wheels in fenders or underneath the model :<))

- GR8HUNTER


You have a point there! That car is beautiful!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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Mark Wilson

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#6 posted 01-02-2018 03:07 AM

See: http://lumberjocks.com/bushmaster, who makes EVERYTHING. He’s a real jigmaster.

-- Mark

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 01-02-2018 03:53 AM

now i see where your idea came from …this is a very cool idea Jeff
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/79678 :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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MrUnix

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#8 posted 01-02-2018 03:59 AM

I remember back in my youth when the post office ripped out all of their old PO boxes like those and threw them out back for the trash man to pick up. I manged to grab a couple, and used one to turn into a wall safe. If I had known they would be all the rage today, I could have made a fortune!

For those who can relate, it was back in the 70’s and the box I grabbed was #714 which had special meaning back then :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 01-02-2018 04:06 AM

dragnets Joe Friday ? ? ? :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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htl

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#10 posted 01-02-2018 04:25 AM

If you got the time try making a set of these.

Here’s a blog on how to do it, and have fun what ever wheels you make.

Your needing a lot a wheels so maybe go simple with most of them and then make your self a nicer set.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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jeffswildwood

3056 posts in 1947 days


#11 posted 01-02-2018 12:58 PM

Thanks for the tips everyone. Tony, that is where I got the idea. He even sent me a link to the plans from rockler. I’ve looked around etsy and ebay and saw many variations of the same plan. MrUnix, that would have been a nice haul. htl, that car is amazing! I’m going to look closely at those wheels. I like the style! Thanks for the responses everyone!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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jeffswildwood

3056 posts in 1947 days


#12 posted 01-30-2018 07:46 PM

I did get some wheels done. I see I need more practice before I graduate to spoked wheels.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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