Large Nails for dolly axles

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05-03-2011 04:51 PM

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I am building a Air Compressor cart and am at the part of the project where I need to attach the casters and 2 larger wheels in the back of the dolly. I am going to use 2 60D nails as the axle for my wheels and was wondering if anyone has done this before. I was going to simply drill the holes and attach the wheels with a washer and then slide the nail in place. Suggestions???



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#1 posted 05-03-2011 05:29 PM


1. Drill the hole in the cart frame slightly smaller than the diameter of the nail.
2. Consider drilling a hole through the frame and nail for a small bolt to be used as a retainer.
3. Use four washers per wheel. Two large metal fender washers and two nylon washers in direct contact with the wheel.

Good Luck!

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#2 posted 05-03-2011 05:33 PM

Thank you for the advice I will do just that!

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