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Forum topic by vanillaman posted 05-24-2015 08:51 PM 796 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-24-2015 08:51 PM

I am vanillaman, a new member and have been hovering over this site for 3 years. I like most of the projects that have been submitted. I have a need for flanged wheels to be used on lawn glider. They should 7 or 8 inches and 1 1/2 inches thick. If anyone knows where I can find them I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

-- Dick,Maine

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Jim Finn

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#1 posted 05-25-2015 01:34 PM

Welcome to the forum. I am not sure what a lawn glider is, nor flanged wheels, but rubber wheels of this size are at Harbor Freight.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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#2 posted 05-25-2015 02:25 PM

What took ya so long?
Glad that you’re with us.


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#3 posted 05-25-2015 02:49 PM

Thanks Jim & bill for the reply. I am happy to be here. I have scanned all 7500 + projects that have been posted.
Bill, This glider is not suspended but it rides on wheels and a concave-convex track like a train. Woodworkers Journal, e-ZINE issue 378 gave a plan for it but did not list a source for wheels. I built one many years ago and made wheels on a lathe. When i dismantled it I didn’t save the wheels. I have since sold the shopsmith. I would like to build another one. Thanks again for the reply.

-- Dick,Maine

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#4 posted 05-25-2015 04:00 PM

You could cut a round piece out of solid wood using a scroll saw or band saw and sandwich between plywood disks.

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#5 posted 05-25-2015 05:22 PM

Google concave roller wheel or concave guide wheel or flanged guide wheel. Not exactly sure what the type or shape of the surface it is to ride on (flat wood, round pipe etc) so I couldn’t nail down any sources but those searches might get you going.

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#6 posted 05-26-2015 04:09 PM

Tractor Supply has a good selection of wheels. There’s a couple of them in ME.

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