Making spoke wheels

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Blog series by Dutchy updated 06-09-2018 07:41 PM 7 parts 15507 reads 47 comments total

Part 1: Equipment

06-07-2018 07:39 PM by Dutchy | 1 comment »

Before I will post some pictures of making spoke wheels, first a overview of the used equipment. I have written before over my Wabeco milling drilling stand. I hope the below overview will make some more clarity. But if it doesn’t take a look at Wabeco PDF documentation. 6 11 16

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Part 2: Routing the rims

06-08-2018 09:25 AM by Dutchy | 13 comments »

Before looking at the pictures below please have a look at what equipment is used. 6 11

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Part 3: The spokes

06-08-2018 07:57 PM by Dutchy | 10 comments »

More pictures. 6 11 16 21

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Part 4: The tyres

06-09-2018 05:43 PM by Dutchy | 5 comments »

Below the pictures of the tyre making process. 6 11 16 21

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Part 5: Ebonizing

06-09-2018 06:28 PM by Dutchy | 8 comments »

Mostly all my tyres are ebonized. Therefor I use european oak, which has a lot of tannin. I have made some pictures from it, but also two short videos. Ebonizing is done with vinagar in combination with rust from steel wool. The steel wool (how finer, how better) is put in a open can with vinagar. After a couple of weeks the remaining steel wool is removed by filtering. Now the vinagar is ready for use. video1 video2

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Part 7: Sanding jig

06-09-2018 07:41 PM by Dutchy | 4 comments »

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