Wheel loader T and J Cat 966 #2: Lathe work

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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 10-26-2014 06:51 PM 2982 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It is a time ago I started making the wheels for my T and J wheelloader. A long time I didn,t have time to work on it. But last week I restarted.

First I drilled a hole in the wheel with a 50 mm (2”) bore and than turned the wheels as you can see on below picture:

Now I could turn the wheel 180 degrees and do the other side:

Turning work was done and now I had to do some testings for the groves. I made four wheels from oak and one from beech for the testing work. First I made a jig as you can see below:

For giding I made a grove in a leading blanc:

I tried to make some groves in the beech wheel and the results where very disapointing:

For so far disapointing. But next week I hope to send you more blogs about it and hope it will be going better.

Thank you for reading. Al coments are welcome!


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#1 posted 10-26-2014 08:36 PM

Very interesting Duchy. I like your router jig. What are the rubber bands for? I think the result shown here is very good even though you are not happy with it and I’m sure you will get your set-up perfected very quickly for a perfect cut.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 10-26-2014 09:21 PM

Thank you Mike. I find it always very difficult to explain what I,m doing and than it is nice to get responce.

The rubber bands ?? All the wheels are not exactly in diameter. The different is very small, but still there is. By mounting rubber bands on the upper side of both sides the wheels are always pinched between this two sides, and wobbling isn,t possible.


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